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    great idea for teaching word families

    2 page template made to sit side by side. It has sections for reading, word work and phonics, literacy centers, writing, DEAR time, math, read alouds and student jobs.

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    Okay, so they have to get a trash ball un-wad it (is that a word?) and read the word to see if it's "trash" or "treasure" much fun is that?

    Synonym flowers. What an amazing idea!!

    Additional Education Page: Word families flip book - great for helping students learn to read. A fun and easy way to help beginning readers learn the basic concepts. Repinned

    Phonics Poetry for Grades K-2! Students practice word families and phonemes by reading poems, illustrating them, and sorting real vs. nonsense words! Perfect to add to poetry journals throughout the year.

    Word Families Simple, easy way for students learn word families. It could be done for blending, ending, beginning sounds, etc.

    Could put these in page protectors and the kids draw on with dry erase markers looking for word families. We are learning this now!

    Building sight words on a cookie sheet- 5 free sample templates. Great for independent learning centers.

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    Fun word family game for kids. Make spinners!


    Whack-a-word! Call out a word and who ever hits it first with the hammer gets to keep it. Could think of lots of applications for this - recognizing sight words, finding rhyming words, learning vocabulary, auditory bombardment for articulation.

    Place value using paint chips. Could also use with variables, exponents... sigh. So Many ideas!

    CVC Scoops! Color, cut and paste 165 simple CVC words!

    Environmental Word Wall. Each week each student brings in a word for a certain letter.

    Sight Word Make-It Station