Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot day?!? My go to ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough. Word families are one of my favorite phonics skills to teach in Kindergarten, so I figured I should combine the two to make this fun sorting activity! Today, I am sharing an ice cream themed cvc word family sort with you!
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Ice Cream Sundae CVC Word Family Sort
Word families are also known as “rimes” or the endings of words.
Words that are in the same word family will rhyme with each other.
Teaching students how to identify word families will help them when they start reading CVC words fluently. It is much easier for students to read a word when they already recognize the word family.
Word families also come in handy when students need to start spelling words. If they know how to spell “cat” and they hear the “at” sound in “bat”, they know that bat is just cat spelled with a b.
In my experience, focusing on word families really helps build fluent readers by the end of Kindergarten.
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A fun way to practice identifying word families is using picture sorts, just like this ice cream sundae activity!
First, you will want to make sure to cut out and laminate all the word family mats and ice cream scoops.
Each ice cream dish has two correct matches. Once your center is ready, your students can play!
How to Play
To use this activity as a picture sort, lay flat all of the ice cream dish pieces, so you can see the word families.
Spread out the ice cream scoops, facing up so that the students can see.
Students will look at a picture, say the word and sound it out slowly, listening for the word family.
Then, they will match the picture to the correct word family.
Another way to differentiate this activity, is to use the mats as dry erase mats. Give your students a dry erase marker and have them write down as many real words they can think of that end with that word family. This is a great way to practice spelling CVC words!
I hope you enjoy this delicious and fun word families activity!
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