Fill up this adorable “word family tree” with words containing a must-know phonogram. This engaging reproducible activity page provides repeated practice in building words containing a target word family. Research shows that recognizing and using phonograms helps children develop phonemic awareness of rhyming words and improves decoding and spelling skills. Perfect for in-class use or homework!
Musical Word Walk: Label sheets of paper with words from several different word families, checking that each word belongs to a pair. Arrange the pages word-side down in a looped path. Then have children walk along the outside of the path while music plays. Periodically stop the music, have children pick up the nearest page, and then find another child with a word that belongs to the same word family.