Word Families

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere

I have been making some penguin things recently and I have seen people mentioning them on their blogs.

I created The Penguin Path back in December and had a lot of fun trying my hand at graphic design. Spesamor Academy mentioned me in her post titled Penguins Part One and shows a picture of her children using the game board.

My first download of 2010 was Penguin Learns The Alphabet. My second download of this year was Penguin Learns -at Words. These two downloads were tons of work to make, but loads of fun. Cariann over at Unionvale mentioned me in her post -at word games.

I have some more fun ideas for Penguins that will be showing up soon.

I would love to hear what else you would like to see – leave me a note in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

Reading Resources

I was asked yesterday for some basic phonics and reading resources. Here are some of the best resources that I have found. I have included a short note under each link so that you can determine the appropriateness for your own family.

Starfall

This is a link to the free download center at Starfall. If you like the activities on the website, these compliment them perfectly. Here is a link to Starfall’s home page.

Alphabet Set 1

This set of worksheets from Beginning Reading will help your child work on their letters. They are very simple.

Alphabet Set 2

This is another set of worksheets from Beginning Reading to help your child work on their letters.

Alphabet Set 3

This set of worksheets from Beginning Reading has some beginning letter identifying.

Alphabet Set 4

This set of worksheets from Beginning Reading has you selecting the correct beginning letter.

Alphabet Set 5

This is another set of worksheets from Beginning Reading and has you choosing the correct beginning letter.

Word Formation Cards

A set of 12 collections of letter cards from Beginning Reading to help your young learners build words.

Free Phonics Worksheets

This is one of my favorite collections of phonics worksheets. There are two volumes on this one page. They cover tons of phonics and reading instruction. Have a look at this one for sure.

Phonics Printabe Worksheets and Activities

This is a nice collection of Word Family resources from Kidzone.

Free Phonics and Reading Worksheets

This page has a nice collection of Short Vowel, Long Vowel, and Consonant Blends worksheets.

Letters and Sounds

SparkleBox has an amazing collection of resources for literacy and beginning reading. I  also wanted to let you know that they have tons of other resources on their website too.

First Grade Language Arts

TLS Books has an excellent collection of worksheets. Scroll down to find the Language Arts section. I would also highly recommend visiting other ares of this site if you have children in other grades.

Blends Boulevard

This web page from Carl’s Corner has tons of resources for when you are learning to blend words.

Digraph Drive

This web page from Carl’s Corner has tons of resources for when you are learning about digraphs.

Sight Word Booklets

This page from Hubbard’s Cupboard has a large collection of sight word booklets that you can print out. I love Hubbard’s Cupboard.

Word Family Booklets

This page from Hubbard’s Cupboard has a large collection of word family booklets that you can print out.

Word Family Workbooks

This web page has 30 different printable workbooks for use when you are working with word families with a (for example ab, ace, and ack) .

Word Family Workbooks

This web page has 21 different printable workbooks for use when you are working with word families with e (for example et, ead, en). Each word family has its own workbook.

KizClub

This web page has  large collection of really amazing printables. If you click on the link Phonics, it will take you to a page with some fun printables. If you look at the left hand side of this page (the phonics one) you will see more choices: Consonant Sounds, Vowel Sounds, Blends/Digraphs, Rhymes, and Word Study. Each of these pages also has some wonderful printables for use when your child is learning to read.

Rhyme A Week

This website has a large collection of printables for use when studying word families. Click on the link that says Thirty Featured A-Rhyme-A-Week Units and Downloadables and it will take you to a section of the page where the weekly units are located. If you scroll down just a little bit on this page then you will see the beginning of the word family sets. If you go back to the main section and click on Thirty Featured Rimes and Rhymes you will see more resources that would be useful in studying word families.

Word Families

This web page has lists of words for each word family.

Mrs. Alphabet

This web page has lists of words for each word family.

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All of these resources will be added to the Homeschool4Free section of my website (under English Resources).

If you have any other printables or resources for learning to read, please share them in the comments.

Penguin Learns -at- Words

I have another fun download available!

I am really excited to bring you Penguin Learns -at- Words. This download is full of great activities, printables, and even a fun game board to use while your child is learning their -at- words. I had fun making this download and I hope you enjoy using it. I can’t wait to print it out tonight and surprise my son on Monday.

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