Did you know that learning word families help students build their reading fluency and practice rhyming skills? When I teach short vowel sounds, we include many activities that focus on word families for each vowel. Some students find it easier to blend CVC words if they recognize the word family at the end. Today, I am going to share a word family flowers activity to practice word families, rhyming, and sentence writing all in one!
Word Family Flowers
This activity includes two different options for your students- one that you can use bright colored paper to create the word family flower, and one with the option for your students to color the word family flower.
If you choose to do option #1 with the bright colored flowers, just print the word family flowers on bright colored paper.
I used Astrobrights to make the flowers pop! Students will use a marker or pencil to write 7 words that match the word family in the center of the flower.
Then, students will glue it to the paper. They will choose two words from the flower and write a sentence.
If using two words in the same sentence is too difficult, they can just write two sentences with two words.
Their finished product will look like this!
If you choose to do option #2, just print the 2nd worksheet for each student.
I wrote in the word family in the middle before copying, or you can have them choose a word family to write in the middle.
Students will think of 7 words that rhyme with that word family and write them using a marker or pencil.
Then, they can color the flower as they like. They will write a sentence or two using words from the word family flower that they created.
Ta-da! Now, your students have just practiced rhyming, word families, blending CVC words, and sentence writing all in ONE activity!
This activity would be perfect for a writing center or whole group activity, and would look fantastic displayed on a spring-time bulletin board.
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