30+ Hands-On Word Family Activities

Hands-on Word Family Activities

  Beginning readers can benefit greatly from learning and implementing word families.  Here is what I share regarding phonograms (the fancy word for word families) in my I Can Teach My Child to Read eBook:   “Another strategy that has proven to be helpful for many children is the teaching of phonograms.  We often refer to […]

Word Family Fishing


  After our Word Family Snowball Toss activity, I was trying to think of a way to repurpose the ping pong balls and thought it would be fun to use them to fish!   Learning word families (words with the same ending sound) is beneficial for children as they learn to recognize chunks in words.  Since these […]

Word Family Snowball Toss

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  Word families can be a beneficial component in your teaching-your-child-to-read toolbox. To put it simply, word families are words that rhyme.  Teaching children word families is a phonemic awareness activity that helps children see patterns in reading.  This is an important skill because it allows children to begin “reading” by grouping sets of letters […]

Fizzy Reading

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  This is one of those activities that the boys and I LOVED and I am SO EXCITED to share with you!  It is the perfect union of reading/decoding and science.  And it was definitely a huge hit at our house.   Our hands-on fizzy reading activity encourages your child to decode (or sound out) […]

50% off the I Can Teach My Child to Read eBook!!!


  Two years ago I wrote my first eBook, I Can Teach My Child to Read.  It is the culmination of the years of experience as both a teacher and a parent.  Big Brother had just started to read when I first launched my eBook.  He has now grown into a fluent reader who reads chapter books and […]