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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Word Families

We have all heard and read about word families and many of us even use them in our classrooms quite often. I love some of these cute word family displays:




You can find links to all 3 of these blog sites through my pinterest language arts board. Aren't they so fun and creative?

One of the issues we had with our ELL students was finding workbook pages that were simplistic for use with our students. When we did find some... they were missing some of the things we really needed.

There are 32 main word families but there are actually hundreds more. If students are able to recognize these families they can spell better, accurately read better, and develop language acquisition skills quicker.


Soooooooooooooo.... I made it! The first version I created has handwriting lines and was designed for my first grade ELD students. They need the lines so that way they can form their letters correctly. I also added a spot so that you can draw a picture to go along with the word.


The next package I made was for my second grade ELD students. They do not need the special handwriting lines BUT they do need more word families. This set has 300+ word families!


YEP! You read that right. It includes a worksheet for each one, answers (as I forget when standing at the front of the class and hate going through letter by letter all the time), and a chart of all the families for each vowel.

I added enough spaced for both real and non-sense words. However, I did not include the non-sense words in the answer guide.


This has made my life SOOOO much easier! I use these sheets for all kinds of things. Reinforcing spelling rules, helping struggling students with specific ending sounds, poetry, rhyming, and literacy centers. The ideas are really endless.

Personally... I like to use these in my interactive notebooks. My mentor teacher prefers to use them in a workbook format. I created 2 covers for this... one to use with my Wordville Series and one to use with my Phonics series. This way it will match either one.


PLUS it is generic enough that you can use with any other activities from your favorite sellers.


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2 Comments:

At October 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM , Blogger mike69361 said...

I love the Word Family pack. I can't find a link to get it. Help!
Mike

 
At October 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM , Blogger ThinkWonder Teach said...

Hi -

If you click on the pictures it will take you directly to the item in my shop. Thanks! =)

Misty

 

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