During my guided reading groups, my high group was ready to start working on word families. I made up these sheets to practice some of the skills they learned. I made two different versions to differentiate it for my students. One version has blanks and the other has the words.
I also made word family puzzles. We practiced with the colour versions and then the children had to cut apart and put back together the pictures in a little book.
My middle group is working on beginning sounds. We used real objects to practice and then worked with pictures.