Looking for a hands-on printable for teaching word families? Check out our word family houses!
My word family houses were one of my very first printables here at The Measured Mom®. These little gems are wonderful for helping new readers crack the code of sounding out words!
If you’re teaching a new reader to sound out words, it is sometimes helpful to use word families.
What are word families?
Word families are groups of words that share the same ending. For example, the words cat, fat, and mat all belong to the “-at” word family.
These word family houses are easy to print and assemble!
If you print on colored cardstock and laminate, you get a durable printable that will hold up through a lot of use.
1. Print each house on a single piece of cardstock.
2. Cut out each house and wheel, being sure to cut into the house to cut out the window.
3. Laminate. (For this demonstration, I put just one house and wheel in the laminator, but I can fit two houses and two wheels on a single piece of laminate.)
4. Cut out the pieces and use a sharp tool to punch a hole through the black dots. Assemble with a brass fastener for some hands-on reading practice!
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