1-2-3 Come Play Some Word Family Games With Me
Practice reading word family words in a super-fun way, with these Cat in the Hat Word Family Games. The packet includes 39 word families.
Simply choose the word families that your students are working on. Print the template page twice; once on red construction paper, the other on white.
This way, after cutting the strips apart, you will be able to make two word family hats with an ABAB color pattern.
Laminate and trim one set, to use for an independent center, partner game, or whole group activity. Students "stack their hat" puzzle piece "stripes" in alphabetical order on top of the "I can read these ____ word family words!" hat brim.
Glue the other set on a sheet of turquoise construction paper and put up as a display by your word wall, or a separate Cat in the Hat Word Family bulletin board.
To practice the word wall hat display, toss the word family mini cards into a Cat in the Hat hat, or other container. (There are 39 of them.) Children pick one.
Whatever word family they get, is the one that they will read on the display. Make it more fun by turning off the lights.
Children can point to each word stripe with a flashlight, as they read the words in the dark.
The mini cards can also be used to tell students what word family they will use to complete their hat stack word family worksheet.
Children write the words on a sheet of scratch paper, then write them in alphabetical order on their hat.
Afterwards, they color the stripes with a red crayon, so that the hat shows the Seuss ABAB striped pattern.
You can also partner students up and give them both the same word family puzzle. They compete against each other to see who can alphabetize and put their hat stack together first.
They could also partner up with a person who has a different puzzle and take turns reading their puzzle to each other. Afterwards, they can mix up the pieces and then swap.
You could also use the worksheet as a spelling quiz for whatever word family you're working on. Say the word, then children write it on their worksheet.
Well that's it for now. Thanks for visiting. My day certainly blew by me, as it took "forever" to get this 79-page packet done, and I'm chomping at the bit to get a few more things accomplished before lights out.
Don't think that's happenin' though, as my bones are starting to yell "Enough!" Wishing you a happy-go-lucky day.
"Today was good; today was fun; tomorrow is another one!" -Dr. Seuss
I know the year is at an end, but I just dreamed up Bird Words and am so excited. Hopefully you will be too, and can implement this program for next year.
I just had to blog about it today, because this 93-page packet, makes teaching word families simple and easy for you, and lots of fun for your kiddo's!
The Toucan will help make your students Can-Do Word Wizard Kids. These lessons plug in perfectly with your Word Work for Daily 5 activities too.
Students stay organized and keep everything in a neat folder for easy access!
The packet includes:
Click on the link to view/download Word Family Word Bird Packet
A perfect compliment to this packet is the Word Family Letter Wands!
Your students will have fun making "magic wands" out of 5 Popsicle sticks by simply putting a consonant on the front and back of each tip.
Words will "pop" out as they place the point in front of the words on their paper.
Click on the link to view/download Magic Word Family Wands
Be sure and pop in tomorrow for more teaching tips.
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May all your days be magical!