Word Families

Storytime Standouts free word family printables

Storytime Standouts features all sorts of free word family printables for kindergarten and grade one

Whether supporting my own children as they learned to read, tutoring kindergarten and/or grade one children who are struggling with reading or presenting my Beginning to Read program to five and six year olds, I have always been a great fan of teaching Word Families.


Introducing the concept of Word Families helps kindergarten children to understand that elements of words are the same. Three words may have different parts but they may also be very alike. Once a child learns to decode the word “RING,” he can be encouraged to substitute the beginning sound and read, “SING” or “BRING.”

The idea of substituting a beginning sound (or an ending sound) can be introduced long before a child is learning to read. Phonemic Awareness activities will encourage preschool and kindergarten children to play with sounds. A young child with good phonemic awareness skills will grasp the idea of Word Families very quickly.

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Word Family Printables – Flip Books for Kindergarten and Grade One

I use these Word Family flip books in my Beginning to Read program. I find they are very effective in encouraging young children to see the relationship between BAT, CAT, FAT, MAT, PAT, RAT and SAT. To adults, it is very obvious that these words are related. They all end the with “AT.” To a beginning reader, the relationship between these words may not be understood. When children create a Word Family flip book, they notice the relationship between these words and they quickly learn to substitute the beginning sounds.

image of PDF icon  10 Word Family Flip Books

Word family flip books - great learning resources for children in kindergarten or grade one.

image of PDF icon  How to Make a Word Family Flip Book

Instructions for assembling a word family flip book

image of cover art for Fat Cat a word family book
Click on the book cover for our post about Fat Cat by Sue Graves and Jan Smith

Word Family Printables – Words with Pictures for Kindergarten and Grade One

I also use these Word Family printables in my Beginning to Read program. For children who are not quite ready to decode words, the picture clues provide additional support.

Storytime Standouts free word family printables short A

Word Family Printables Using Short A

image of PDF icon  The "All" Word Family

Free - all word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "An" Word Family

Free -an word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Ap" Word Family

Free -ap word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "At" Word Family

Free -at word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Am" Word Family

Free -am word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

 

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Storytime Standouts free word family printables short E

Word Family Printables Using Short E

image of PDF icon  The "Ed" Word Family

Free -ed word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Ell" Word Family

Free -ell word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "En" Word Family

Free -en word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Et" Word Family

Free -et word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Est" Word Family

Free -est word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.


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Word Family Printables Using Short I

Storytime Standouts free word family printables short I

image of PDF icon  The "Ig" Word Family

Free - ig word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Ip" Word Family

Free -ip word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "It" Word Family

Free -it word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Ill" Word Family

Free -ill word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

Storytime Standouts free word family printables short O

Word Family Printables Using Short O

image of PDF icon  The "Og" Word Family

Free -og word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Op" Word Family

Free -op word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Ot" Word Family

Free -ot word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Ock" Word Family

Free -ock word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

 

Word Family Printables Using Short U

image of PDF icon  The "Ub" Word Family

Free -ub word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  The "Ug" Word Family

Free -ug word family printable for young readers in kindergarten and grade one.

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