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Word Families – Making Silly and Real Words

Word Families - Making Silly and Real Words
Have fun with your students while creating a variety of words, both silly and real.  Using word families and a variety of letters to place in front of them, your students can make up words just like Dr. Seuss!

With the interactive version, your students move a letter or group of letters in front of a word ending to make a real or silly word. Then they say the word and put a silly face in the box if it’s a silly word or a dictionary in the box if it’s a real word. With the printed pages, they add a letter to a word-ending card and then place it on the sorting page as either silly or real.

Interactive Material: This material includes an interactive version that can be used in teletherapy. The file can be uploaded to Google Slides or opened in PowerPoint and then shared with the student. In order for the drag-and-drop pieces to work, make sure you are not in presentation mode. If you are using PowerPoint, you’ll need to enable editing.

Important Note: When working with word families, some sound combinations may create inappropriate words.  Please carefully choose which letter tiles you give a student based on the word family card he or she has.

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