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 rhyming and onset/rhyme is incorporated.
- 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!
The Same Vowel
-AN (Start with 2 families.)
-AT (Add another and review one.)
-AG, -AP (Try 3, but include a familiar one for review.)
(blends for differentiation)
-AD, -AP, -ACK (Try 4, with some familiar ones makes it easier.)
-ILL, -ICK (Be ready to pick up the pace.)
–OT, -OG, -OP, -OCK
–ET, -EN, -ED, -ELL
Short U families:
–UT, -UG, -UCK, -UMP