We have been busy learning about short A word families and my kids were really engaged with various activities this week. I created a mixture of practice items because I have a wide range of kiddos. Some things were very easy, but my kids still enjoyed them. Here are some of the activities we did:
We were working on the at, an, ap and ag families these past two weeks.
We had fun with paint stick sorts.
Flap Books that were put into their word notebooks.
stamp, write and read
build and write
real and nonsense word sorts
word family fluency with phrases and real/nonsense words
building words with magnets, wikistix, playdoh and marker
And for my more advanced students, we practiced changing the beginning sound.
I love teaching about words families in the beginning of the year. It's such a great way to build confidence in my little readers because they are successful with these simple patterns. If you are interested in any of these activities, they can be found by individual word families:
or get them all in the short A bundle. More words families sets are in the work!