These Word Family Resources feature the following short vowel word families.

Word Family Index
-am
-ap
-at
-an 
-in
-it
-ip
-ig
-op
-ot
-en
-et
-ug
-ub

 

Description of Word Family Resources

Word Family Printables


Description of Word Family Resources

Word Family Booklet

The Word Family Booklets are written in repetitive sentence format and incorporate sight words.   The Stage 1 Booklets are designed to be slightly easier for students to read and use simple initial consonants and maybe an initial blend. The Stage 2 Booklets are designed to be a little more difficult and use mostly initial blends. Each booklet also contains a Word Family Companion worksheet that further enhances the word family study.

Teacher Version

The Teacher Versions are designed to have each picture and corresponding text printed on an 8 1/2 by 11 horizontal sheet of paper.

One Sheet

The One Sheet Versions contain the same word family stories that are in the booklet format.  These were created to save paper.     Printable Cover

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audio MP3 and Quicktime

A few Word Family Booklets also contain an audio MP3 and/or a Quicktime movie. These multimedia versions were created by Waleska Batista.

Word Maker and Sight Word Find

-TOP: Use letter tiles or magnetic letters to form new word family words.

-BOTTOM: Say a word and then have your child find it in the sight word table.  Let them place a pom pom, button, or another small object on each word as they find it.  Then, have them remove the objects one at a time and say the words again.


Practice Sheet and List Words

Practice Sheet:
Either let your child write the letters needed to make a word to match the picture or let them cut and glue the correct letters.
Word Family List Words: 
How many words can your child read?  How fast (and clearly) can they read the list of rhyming words?


Word Family House / Pictures and Words to Sort

Children can sort pictures into one or more word family houses according to sound, may read and sort the words by word family, or may read the words and match them to the corresponding pictures.  Choose which word families you wish for your child to practice.

 

Word Family Match

Have your child cut apart the pictures at the bottom.  Then, have him/her read one word at the top of the page, find the corresponding picture, and glue it under the matching word.

 

Word Family Mini Booklet

The Word Family Mini Booklets are one page sheets that have six words from the same word family with corresponding pictures.

 

Suggested Use: Introduce the word family by reading the title page (bottom right corner).  Read the other words with your child. Have your child color and cut out the pages along the dotted lines.  Place the house title page on the front and staple.  Decide ahead of time if you wish for your child to think of another word family word to draw and write.  Then, see if your child can read all the words to you!

All of the resources on this page are free.  If you would like a single PDF containing many of these resources (and a couple new ones), please consider purchasing Word Family Word Work at our Joyful Heart Learning shop on Teacher's Notebook...


Word Family Printables

-am Word Family

Stage 1

Pam and Sam booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-am Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

Shhh! booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-am Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-am Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-am Word Family Match
-am Mini Booklet

-ap  Word Family

Stage 1

Hap  Can See booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ap Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

I  Like to Dance! booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ap Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-ap Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-ap Word Family Match
-ap Mini Booklet

-at  Word Family

Stage 1

In My Hat booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-at Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

The Copycat booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-at Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-at Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-at Word Family Match
-at Mini Booklet

-aWord Family

Stage 1

Jan and Dan booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-an Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

Beach Plans booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-an Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-an Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-an Word Family Match
-an Mini Booklet

-in  Word Family

Stage 1

The Bin booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-in Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

Bowling Pins booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-in Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-in Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-in Word Family Match
-in Mini Booklet

-it Word Family

Stage 1

Fishing booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-it Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

I Can Knit! booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-it Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-it Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-it Word Family Match
-it Mini Booklet

-ip Word Family

Stage 1

I Can booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ip Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

Pancakes! booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ip Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-ip Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-ip Word Family Match
-ip Mini Booklet

-ig Word Family

Stage 1

Big booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ig Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

The  Big Dig booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ig Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-ig Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-ig Word Family Match
-ig Mini Booklet

-op Word Family

Stage 1

Sounds booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-op Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

The Farmer booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-op Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-op Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-op Word Family Match
-op Mini Booklet

-ot Word Family

Stage 1

The Hot Pot booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ot Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

The Tot booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ot Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-ot Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-ot Word Family Match
-ot Mini Booklet

-en Word Family

Stage 1

We Live In booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-en Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

Hens booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-en  Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-en Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-en  Word Family Match
-en  Mini Booklet

-et Word Family

Stage 1

Don't Forget booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-et Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

My Pet booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-et  Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-et Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-et  Word Family Match
-et  Mini Booklet

-ug Word Family

Stage 1

All Snug booklet
Teacher Version
One Page Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ug Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

A Bed For Bug booklet
Teacher Version
One Page Sheet
audio MP3
Quicktime movie
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ug  Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-ug  Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-ug  Word Family Match
-ug  Mini Booklet

-ub Word Family

Stage 1

Monkey Hub - Bub booklet
Teacher Version
One  Sheet
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ub Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)

Stage 2

In The Tub booklet
Teacher Version
Two  Sheets
Word Maker and Sight Word Find
-ub  Practice Sheet and List Words
(These are also on the last page of the regular booklets.)
-ub Word Family House
Pictures and Words to Sort
(same document for all the word families)

Additonal Resources

-ub  Word Family Match
-ub  Mini Booklet


Additional Word Family Resources
Rhyme a Week - Word Families studied within the context of nursery rhymes; lots of printables here!