These 53 word family picture mats and accompanying word cards will help your learners gain confidence reading long vowel words in word families as well as word families with r-influenced vowels or diphthongs.The picture clues give extra support to beginning readers.
These mats are a great vocabulary builder, too!
What you’ll get
With your purchase, you’ll get three digital files. Each file will contain 53 word family mats and cards, PLUS a worksheet and two games per mat.
- The first file has all the mats in full color with borders, plus the games.
- The second file has all the mats in color without borders, plus the games.
- The third file has all the mats in black and white, plus the games.
Each mat also comes with a simple matching worksheet for easy accountability at stations, PLUS two no-prep games:
You’ll get printable mats, word cards, and games for the following word families in the files:
ail: (hail, snail, nail, quail, pail, mail, tail, sail)
ane: (mane, crane, lane, Jane, cane, plane, pane, vane)
ake: (bake, snake, cake, flake, rake, shake, wake, stake)
ain: (rain, train, chain, brain, pain, grain, drain, stain)
ame: (tame, flame, name, fame, same, blame, frame, game)
ale: (scale, whale, tale, kale, gale, male, sale, bale)
ay: (jay, tray, say, day, hay, pay, ray, pray)
air: (hair, pair, repair, chair, lair, stair, fair, air)
ate: (ate, grate, skate, plate, gate, crate, late, date)
ank: (plank, sank, bank, yank, shrank, drank, tank, stank
Long a mixed practice mat: braid, play, clay, cage, maid, sway, tape, lake
Other word families beginning with a:
all: stall, small, ball, wall, fall, hall, tall, call
ar: bar, car, scar, char, tar, far, star, jar
aw: paw, draw, caw, raw, thaw, claw, straw, saw
ee: fee, tee, bee, knee, see, tree, three, flee
eed: reed, seed, weed, greed, bleed, feed, speed, steed
eet: street, fleet, tweet, beet, feet, sweet, meet, sleet
eep: weep, sheep, sweep, beep, jeep, steep, sleep, deep
eak: leak, beak, sneak, speak, streak, peak, bleak, squeak
eal: steal, deal, real, seal, heal, meal, squeal, teal
eam: dream, stream, beam, team, steam, cream, scream, seam
ear: ear, clear, fear, spear, smear, gear, hear, ear
eat: cleat, eat, heat, neat, seat, meat, wheat, treat
Long e mixed practice mat: wheel, peach, pea, read, tea, peel, deer, bean
ind: behind, blind, find, rewind, kind, mind, rind, wind
ine: pine, swine, twine, dine, nine, whine, shine, vine
ike: Mike, bike, alike, trike, like, strike, hike, spike
ight: bright, fright, right, night, flight, fight, light, tight
ice: dice, slice, mice, nice, price, spice, rice, ice
ide: ride, side, slide, glide, pride, hide, wide, bride
y: fry, shy, sky, cry, fly, spy, sly, dry
Long i mixed practice mat #1: knife, kite, fire, lime, bite, hive, tire, time
Long i mixed practice mat #2: die, five, smile, write, tie, dime, pie, pipe
Other word families beginning with i:
ing: (wing, swing, sting, sing, king, string, ring, sling)
ink: (ink, stink, think, drink, link, sink, pink, wink)
oke: smoke, joke, choke, yoke, woke, broke, poke
one: cone, drone, phone, stone, zone, bone, scone, alone
oat: moat, float, goat, throat, oat, boat, stoat, coat
ole: sole, mole, pole, hole, whole, role, stole, vole
ow: slow, tow, blow, snow, mow, crow, bow, row
Long o mixed practice mat #1: load, lobe, toad, nose, vote, home, robe, rode
Long o mixed practice mat #2: gold, toe, hose, grow, coach, loaf, pose, tote
Other word families beginning with o:
ore: core, chore, store, sore, tore, shore, snore, score
orn: corn, torn, thorn, scorn, shorn, born, horn, worn
out: scout, snout, pout, spout, stout, shout, trout, out
ow: chow, pow, brow, sow, plow, bow, cow, wow
own: frown, down, town, drown, crown, clown, gown, brown
ute: mute, cute, salute, brute, flute, pollute, lute, chute
oom: bloom, room, groom, zoom, boom, gloom, broom, loom
oon: balloon, noon, moon, raccoon, cartoon, lagoon, spoon, loon
ew: dew, threw, mew, blew, chew, drew, screw, stew
Long u mixed practice mat #1: clue, fruit, mule, cube, suit, zoo, fuse, glue
Long u mixed practice mat #2: tube, boot, huge, dune, tune, root, prune, shoot
How to assemble
1. Print the mats and cards on cardstock.
2. Laminate both the mat and cards. Cut apart the cards on the solid black lines.
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