Each year I include the “ild” and “old” word families as part of my phonics instruction, because I think that it is important for students to know these families as a rule, but I have found that there really aren’t very many of these words that students at an early age need to know. The other thing I found was that I couldn’t find many resources for teaching these words. I created this packet to help with this.
There are 10 worksheets included in this packet provide students with the practice of the “ild” and “old” word families. They do this through the use of four different formats.
- Blank Spaces – Students use the words in the word bank to fill in the blank spaces provided. Students use the number of spaces available to help decide where the words can fit.
- Fill in the Word – Students use the words from the word bank to complete the given sentences.
- Word Search – Students search the puzzle for words from the word bank.
- Rainbow Writing – Students use colored pencils or crayons to write the words from the word bank.
- Scrambled Words – Students unscramble the given word to produce the words provided in the word bank.