I’ve written before about the importance of learning to read with word families. Over the past few months I’ve offered a set of printables for the short a word families. We’re moving on! Here you’ll find six free printable word family houses and wheels for short i.
I’ve created these for my 4 1/2 year old, whose sight word knowledge is growing as he reads emergent readers (get my free emergent readers here!). He can also sound out basic three letter words, but asking him to do flash cards feels unfair. Instead, my active boy will zip through these word family houses without resistance.
To assemble the word family houses, follow these steps:
1) Print the document on brightly colored cardstock. Here’s what a sample download will look like:
2. Cut out the house and wheel. Make sure to cut into the house and snip out the window, too.
3. Laminate both pieces. I love this affordable home laminator. If you’ve cut out the window before laminating, you will have a nice clear window. This is what you will have:
4. Attach the pieces together with a brass fastener. Here are our finished houses:
And here’s My Four reading through the stack.
Get your short i word family houses HERE.
Update: All the short vowel word family houses are complete! Get them here:
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