Word Work with Word Families

Do you teach word families?

Teaching word families helps beginning readers see patterns and to look into words. This part of phonics really helps beginning readers.

First, create an anchor chart to write word family words as a group. Click here to see how we share with parents.
Teach Magically Blog with Word Families
It takes a week for this to happen!  We create the list and practice reading it differently each day.  

  • One day the students chorally read the word. 
  • One day I say the rhyme chunks, and the students have to find the word.
  • One day, I segment the word.../c/  /a/  /t/...the students have to say the word...cat! Then someone finds it! S
So we focus on phonemic awareness and phonics! I pick one of these things to do each day, and have fun!

Teach Magically Word Family Anchor Chart
Once we have 2 charts, we are ready to sort some words!
Teach Magically Word Family Worksheets

We focus on the -at and -an chucks!  Cut and paste to sort the words and practice reading. Check out Successive Blending to help with reading. Remember:reading quickly works the brain.
Teach Magically Word Family Worksheets






Then we add more sorts! Students can also work on writing more words the stretch their learning.

Teach Magically Word Family Worksheets
This is the resource I used to help the students look through the word and focus on the word families.  It has really helped my students!  Hope it helps yours! Word Family Word Work!
Word Family worksheets from TeachMagically


Check out the sequence below to help you plan (included in resource)!
The Same Vowel
Short A families:
vAT -AN (Start with 2 families.)
vAP -AT (Add another and review one.)
v –AT, -AG, -AP (Try 3, but include a familiar one for review.)
vAT, -AG, -AN (blends for differentiation)
vAT, -AN, -AP
v–AD, -AN, -AP
v-AN, -AD, -AP, -ACK (Try 4, with some familiar ones makes it easier.)
Short I families:
v –IT, -IP
v –IT, -IN
v IG, -IP, –IT
vIN, -ID, -ILL, -ICK (Be ready to pick up the pace.)
Short O families: 7. –OT, -OG, -OP, -OCK
Short E Families: 8. –ET, -EN, -ED, -ELL


Short U families: 9. -UT, -UG, -UCK, -UMP
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