My original plan had been to complete each set of free word family printables before moving on to the next vowel. But many of you have been asking for more word family houses — and I know that beginning readers can’t wait! I’m also pleased that blending sounds has become more automatic for my Five – and he’s ready to add more short vowels as well. So to go with my short a and short i word family houses — I bring you short o!
I’m not a fan of flash cards for beginning readers. They can be boring and tiresome – and frustrating at worst. Learning to read can be fun! Let’s not burden our kids with expectations of worksheets and flashcards that they have to plod through. While some kids will enjoy that kind of seat work (my daughter comes to mind), we need to provide hands-on learning opportunities wherever we can.
Especially if you have a busy boy like mine!
To assemble the five free word family houses for short o, 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 our affordable home laminator! ) If you’ve cut out the window before laminating, you will have a nice clear window:
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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