Word Families Help Students Unlock And Read Many Words
Teaching word families builds phonemic awareness, a key to success in reading. Students should note that, in most cases, words look alike at the end if they sound alike at the end. Word family pattern recognition is an important skill for beginning readers. Explicit instruction on these patterns builds children's fluency skills.
The Common Core State Standards require students to use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families) in writing words. If educators or parents give students a spelling word list, early and emergent writers should focus on word families.
Research shows that if pupils can read and spell one little chunk (for example "-an"), they can unlock lots of words! This table indicates 37 common word families that over 500 words can be derived from.
Information taken from researchers Wylie & Durrell
Early Literacy Readers
Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that introduce students to word families. These texts offer a great opportunity to enhance student’s educational skills by introducing them to words that have the same endings. This build their phonemic awareness, a key factor in reading. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts that help youngsters learn to spell and read new words at www.biguniverse.com
by Sharon Quesnel
This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.