at Word Family Craft and Writing

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From the Pond
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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14 pages
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My students loved this craftivity. It was simple enough that they could complete with with minimal direction and support.
This was the perfect end of week craft for my review of short a word families! They turned out cute! :)
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An at Word Family craft will help students combine creativity, fine motor and word skills. Their Cat on a Mat can be displayed on a bulletin board for a gorgeous classroom display!

  • 3 versions provided - complete (no gluing), two page craft or traditional template (great for printing on colored paper)
  • students will write at words on the ovals and glue them on the mat (optional)
  • use along with your word work lessons or a theme unit on pets

Bonus Digital Activity

Included is a one-slide digital activity that can be used the Easel by TPT. Students will write a letter from cat's mat on each of the word bubbles to create a word family. This could be used as part of your lesson introduction on the electronic board as well.

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Total Pages
14 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.


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