“A train in the rain was pulled by a chain…” This short poem features three words in the same word family. Word families are words that have the same combination of letters and often rhyme. Some common word families are “-at, -ack, -ap, -ame, -ell, -ick, -ide, -ump.” Learning about word families can help students develop phonemic and phonological awareness as well as build reading and spelling skills.
These word family picture cards can make studying word families fun and exciting. The set features a total of 148 playing cards with 37 different word families. There are 4 cards for each word family featuring different illustrations to help students think of new words in the family. Double-tap the cards to flip them over.
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