When children know their letter names and sounds and know many vocabulary words, it’s time for them to start sounding out three letter words! When children learn how to do this, it will unlock reading and they will begin to blow you away by reading street signs and other words that they encounter in the world around them. I chose these word families to represent a wide variety of all short vowels. I created two sets to match the attention span of young children learning this skill.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
–> 9 PDF pages on (11″ x 8.5″ landscape) with 4 flashcards per page.
–> Print on card stock, round the corners, and laminate. I recommend hole punching the top two corners and adding 1″ rings for durable use. (To make sure the margins are correct, print from Chrome and make sure “fit to page” is not selected. You may have problems getting the correct margins in the Edge browser.)
–> Check out my blog Teaching Phonics with Three Letter Word Families for tips and tricks to teach your child how to sound out three letter words. The more exposure children get to the to these concepts at a young age, the easier it will be to commit them to their long term memory and help them learn how to read.
Check out all of the blogs in my Teach Your Child to Read series: Every blog has tips, tricks, and a variety of resources that include everything you need to teach your child to read.
- Everything You Need to Know to Teach Your Child to Read
- #1-Introduce Your Baby to Reading
- #2-Learning How to Read Begins with the ABCs
- #3-Memorizing Words Leads to Reading
- #4-Building Vocabulary with Numbers, Colors, and Shapes
- #5-Teaching Phonics with Three Letter Word Families
- #6-Teach Your Child Long Vowels, Digraphs, and Other Vowels for Reading Success
- #7-Creating Independent Readers
- #8-Reinforcing Reading with Writing