A set of 36 sorting cards to reinforce word families and rhyming with your students.
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:
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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NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letterâ€“sound correspondences, to spell familiar words
Uses basic grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary appropriate to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, simple ideas and the basic features of texts when responding to and composing texts
Recognises that there are different kinds of spoken texts with specific language features and shows an emerging awareness of some purposes for spoken language
Demonstrates emerging skills and knowledge of texts to read and view, and shows developing awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Know how to use onset and rime to spell words where sounds map more directly onto letters
Identify rhyming words, alliteration patterns, syllables and some sounds (phonemes) in spoken words
Recognise and know how to use simple grammatical morphemes in word families
Identify the separate phonemes in consonant blends or clusters at the beginnings and ends of syllables
Manipulate phonemes by addition, deletion and substitution of initial, medial and final phonemes to generate new words
Learn some generalisations for adding suffixes to words
Manipulate more complex sounds in spoken words through knowledge of blending and segmenting sounds, phoneme deletion and substitution
Australian Curriculum alignment
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 âp-opâ ...
Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends when writing, and blend these to read single syllable wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of letters and sounds to write words with short vowels, for example âmanâ, ...
Understand how to spell one and two syllable words with common letter patternsElaborationswriting one-syllable words containing known blends, for example 'bl' and 'st' (Skills: Literacy)(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )
Write consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words by representing some sounds with the appropriate letters, and blend sounds associated with letters when reading CVC wordsElaborationslistening to hear that children use letters/sounds (when necessary) to he...
Segment consonant blends or clusters into separate phonemes at the beginnings and ends of one syllable words Elaborations saying sounds in order for a given spoken word, for example 's-p-oo-n' and 'f-i-s-t' (Skills: Literacy) segmenting bl...
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