Sunday, November 30, 2008

Playing with Word Families

We had a great time the other day, making our own word family sliders. Do you know what I am talking about? You take a sheet of paper and cut two side-by-side slits in the it and thread a thin strip of paper through the slits. Then you right the end of a word family on the larger paper, and as you slide the thin paper through, you write the initial letters in the opening so you make a whole set of words.
Wow, that sure was clear! Anyway, we made a bunch of them and both my kids got into it and learned more about letters and their sounds. The one in the photo is the -AT word family so I wrote AT on the blue paper. Then on the pink strip, we have B C F H M P R S. So as you slide the strip through, you get to make 8 different words.
We also made -OT, -IT, -OP.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

What a fun idea! E has been really experimenting with sounding things out lately, so I made him one tonight & if he loves it as much as I think he will, we'll make some more together tomorrow. thanks for the inspiration.