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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Short a...

Whew! I survived Christmas.  We had 4 days of Christmas.  The one good thing with it being on Tuesday we didn't have to double up any of them.  So Christmas day was spent at my mother-in-laws and wouldn't you know, my husband got SICK!  Yes, he had the flu that has been going around.  According to him it hurt all the way to his fingernails.  So dramatic!!  Off we went to the mother-in-laws without him. It was fine. Just makes it a little more stressful by myself.
I spent today putting Christmas way.  So now back to getting ready for the new year! School will start back in a week. CRAZY!! 

Well, we are going to start CVC units after break! So I decided to make these packets to help my students learn these words.  We will match, build, and write these words.  Students will really learn to read these words instead of just memorize.  We will focus on ways to really become good readers and writers.  I thought logically I would start with short a.  I made a packet for the -at word family and the -an word family.
  -at word family
This packet included cat, mat, rat, sat, bat, hat.
There is a page for each word like the one below.  Students trace the word three times, then write it on the line twice, the trace and read the sentence.  Students then cut and glue the word. 

There is also a word building page for each word.  Students use the beginning sound of the pictures to build the word using the provided letter cards or magnets letters whichever you prefer to use.  Then students match the picture in the middle.  Then in the bottom boxes the students use a dry erase marker and write the word.  
There are also two review pages that have the students matching the words to the pictures. 
Here are some examples of the -an word family set. This set includes can, fan, man, ran, tan, pan.

I'm looking forward to using these packets with my class. As a FREEBIE to you I am giving you the posters that go with these sets.  These posters can be made into a book or displayed while teaching that unit.  ENJOY!  Visit my store on TPT to purchase yours for only $2 a set!  Remember I'm donating 100% of my sales on TPT from now until January 14 to Sandy Hook teachers.


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  5. I am not able to download the -an word family poster. How do I retrieve the poster?