Over the past year I’ve been sharing short vowel word family houses — now you can get them all in one place. It’s a GIANT set of 34 free short vowel word family houses!
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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know all about our word family houses. I’ve been using them to teach my Four (now my Five) to learn to read. We began doing these when he first showed the ability to blend sounds together. Now he zips through these short vowel houses with hardly any effort and reads most short vowel words automatically.
They’re perfect for using at home or in a classroom learning center!
The best part? (Besides the fact that they’re free, of course!) They’re easy to put together.
1. Print on brightly colored cardstock.
2. Cut them out. Be sure to snip into the house for the window.
3. Laminate. If you’re a teacher, you probably have access to a giant laminator at your school. But for those of us at home, this Scotch Thermal Laminator is awesome (and affordable!).
4. Assemble. Just poke a hole for the brass fastener (use a tiny screwdriver or scrapbooking tool), put the pieces together, and you’re done!
Since these can just be printed on plain paper and photocopied onto cardstock, the temptation is to give the hard copy to your fellow teachers or friends.
Please don’t do that.
P.S. You are welcome to print and assemble these yourself and give the finished product as a gift to a friend or teacher. I bet your child’s kindergarten or first grade teacher would love it!
Get the short a houses HERE.
Get the short e houses HERE.
Get the short i houses HERE.
Get the short o houses HERE.
Get the short u houses HERE.
Want a blank house so you can write a different word family on it? Get it HERE.
Bonus… get all 35 word family houses, updated and in a single download!
We highly recommend this reading curriculum for learning short vowel words!
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