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We love finding fun ways to practice word families. Here are some of the things we’ve done:
And of course we’ve used our Word Family Houses. What I love about all these activities is that not a single one requires a worksheet. My Five enjoys doing them and is starting to read more quickly. I love it when he sounds out a word on a sign or on a package in the grocery store without my prompting. We’re on our way!
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:
Bonus… get all 35 word family houses, updated and in a single download!
We highly recommend this reading curriculum for learning short vowel words – it’s fantastic!
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