CKA Board Member, Amy Hartig, shares this great tip for practicing word families. She takes plastic Easter eggs and turns them into a word family reading center. She writes the rime on the bottom of the egg, and beginning consonants on the top half. Then students can simply turn the two halves to create new words.
There are many different ways to use this center. Here are a few to choose from:
- Students work in pairs and take turns reading the new words they’ve created.
- Students read out the new words, and then write them down.
- Students draw a card, read the word and then create the corresponding word with their egg.
- A group leader (volunteer, other student, aide, or you) reads out the words and students see how fast they can create it