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Word Family Sorting Cards

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A set of 36 sorting cards to reinforce word families and rhyming with your students.

Use this teaching resource when studying word families and rhyming in your classroom.

Word families are groups of words that share a common pattern or group of letters. For example, the words cat, hat, mat, sat and rat are all part of the -at family because they all share the letters ‘at’. When learning to read, patterns are important and make it easier when sounding out words.

This set of sorting cards include the following word families:

  • -ap
  • -ip
  • -an
  • -in.

Simply print, cut out and laminate the cards for durability. They can be used in a variety of whole group, small group and individual phonics activities.

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  • ACELA1438

    Understand how to use knowledge of letters and sounds including onset and rime to spell wordsElaborationsrecognising the most common sound made by each letter of the alphabet, including consonants and short vowel sounds, for example ‘p-op’ ...

  • ACELA1439

    Recognise and generate rhyming words, alliteration patterns, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken wordsElaborationsrecognising and producing rhyming words when listening to rhyming stories or rhymes, for example ’funny’ and ’money...

  • ACELA1457

    Manipulate phonemes in spoken words by addition, deletion and substitution of initial, medial and final phonemes to generate new wordsElaborationsrecognising words that start with a given sound, or end with a given sound, or have a given medial sound...

  • ACELA1474

    Orally manipulate more complex sounds in spoken words through knowledge of blending and segmenting sounds, phoneme deletion and substitution in combination with use of letters in reading and writingElaborationsblending and segmenting sounds in words,...

  • ACELA1822

    Segment consonant blends or clusters into separate phonemes at the beginnings and ends of one syllable wordsElaborationssaying sounds in order for a given spoken word, for example ‘s-p-oo-n’ and ‘f-i-s-t’ (Skills: Literacy)segment...

  • ACELA1472

    Build morphemic word families using knowledge of prefixes and suffixesElaborationsdiscussing how a prefix or suffix affects meaning, for example in the word ‘paint-er’ the suffix ‘er’ means ‘one who’, so a painter is â...

  • ACELA1455

    Recognise and know how to use simple grammatical morphemes to create word familiesElaborationsbuilding word families from common morphemes, for example 'play', 'plays', 'playing', 'played', 'playground' (Skills: Literacy)using morphemes to read words...

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