Word Family Units

Word families are sets of words that have a common letter and sound pattern. (For example, the -an word family contains the words ran, man, can, fan, van, and span.)

The word family units below contain printable word wheels, flashcards, word sliders, worksheets, and more.

Word Family Unit: -ack Words

Print a matching game, a reading slider, a word wheel, flashcards, and a mini-book to help students learn to read words in the -ack word family. Words include: pack, back, rack, jack, snack, and black.

Word Family Unit: -ad Words

This week's word family unit contains words that end in -ad. Print out a word wheel, flashcards, a match game, and more! Words: pad, glad, sad, bad, dad, mad, and had.

Word Family Unit: -ag Words

This unit is centered on words that end in -ag. Try out the reading slider, flashcards, and other worksheets. Includes: snag, bag, wag, nag, tag, sag, and rag.

Word Family Unit: -ail Words

This unit is packed with printable activities for words that end in -ail. Includes a trace and write worksheet, matching game, mini-book, and more! Mail, snail, nail, tail, sail, trail, fail, and pail.

Word Family Unit: -ain Words

This week's word family unit features words that end with -ain. Print out a word wheel, tracing worksheets, and flashcards. Words include: train, drain, rain, gain, chain, brain, main, and pain.

Word Family Unit: -ake Words

Download and print a matching game, flashcards, a word-slider, and more in this week's word family unit focusing on words that end in -ake.

Word Family Unit: -all Words

Words that end with -all are the focus for this word family unit. This unit includes printable tracing worksheets, flashcards, and a word slider.

Word Family Unit: -am Words

This unit includes the words ham, jam, Sam, clam, slam, yam, ram, and swam. You'll find a printable word wheel, letter slider, flashcards, and worksheets.

Word Family Unit: -an Words

The -an word family includes the words man, pan, ran, than, van, can, plan, and fan.

Word Family Unit: -and Words

Download and print a matching game, flashcards, a word-slider, and more in this week's word family unit focusing on words that end in -and.

Word Family Unit: -ap Words

The -ap word family unit features words that end in -ap. Try the flashcards, matching game, word wheel, and more! Map, tap, gap, nap, trap, lap, cap, and snap.

Word Family Unit: -at Words

Download and print a word slider, flash cards, and other worksheets featuring words that end in -at. Words include: hat, sat, bat, flat, that, mat, cat, and rat.

Word Family Unit: -ate Words

This week's word family unit features words that end in -ate. Print out a word wheel, tracing worksheets, and flashcards. Words: date, state, rate, skate, late, gate, mate, and plate.

Word Family Unit: -aw Words

This unit is centered on words that end with -aw. Try out the reading slider, flashcards, and other worksheets. Includes: jaw, claw, law, straw, saw, raw, draw, and paw.

Word Family Unit: -ay Words

The -ay word family unit includes the words: may, clay, way, pay, jay, bay, and say. You'll find a printable word wheel, letter slider, flashcards, and worksheets.

Word Family Unit: -eal Words

The -eal family of words contains the words: teal, deal, meal, seal, real, steal, and heal. Print out a word wheel, word slider, tracing worksheets, and more!

Word Family Unit: -ear Words

Words that end with -ear are the center for this word family unit. These worksheets are spread into two groups, words that sound like "wear", and words that sound like "hear". This unit includes printable tracing worksheets, flashcards, and word sliders.

Word Family Unit: -eat Words

Download and print a matching game, flashcards, a word-slider, and much more in this week's word family unit featuring words that end with -eat.

Word Family Unit: -ed Words

Words that end in -ed are the center for this word family unit. This unit includes printable tracing worksheets, flashcards, and a word slider.

Word Family Unit: -eel Words

Print a matching game, a reading-slider, a word-wheel, flashcards, and a mini-book to help students learn to read words in the -eel word family. Words include: feel, kneel, reel, peel, heel, and wheel.

Word Family Unit: -eep Words

This week's word family unit contains words that end with -eep. Print out a word wheel, flashcards, a match game, and more! Words: steep, sweep, beep, sheep, deep, keep, and sleep.

Word Family Unit: -eet Words

This unit is centered on words that end with -eet. Try out the reading slider, flashcards, and other worksheets. Includes: sweet, feet, meet, beet, sheet, tweet, greet, and street.

Word Family Unit: -ell Words

This week's word family unit features words that end in -ell. Print out a word wheel, tracing worksheets, and flashcards. Words: sell, tell, spell, well, bell, shell, fell, yell, and smell.

Word Family Unit: -en Words

This week's word family unit features words that end with -en. Print out a word wheel, tracing worksheets, and flashcards. Words include: ten, pen, den, then, men, hen, and when.

Word Family Unit: -end Words

This unit is centered on words that end in -end. Try out the reading slider, flashcards, and other worksheets. Includes: send, spend, blend, lend, mend, bend, and friend.

Word Family Unit: -ent Words

This unit includes the words sent, rent, dent, went, tent, cent, bent, and spent. You'll find a printable word wheel, letter slider, flashcards, and worksheets.

Word Family Unit: -ere Words

This unit is packed with printable activities for words that end with -ere. Includes a trace-and-write worksheet, matching game, mini-book, and more!

Word Family Unit: -est Words

The -est family of words contains the words: west, pest, chest, rest, vest, best, test, and nest. Print out a word wheel, word slider, tracing worksheets, and more!

Word Family Unit: -et Words

The -et word family unit includes the words: net, let, jet, vet, pet, wet, yet, set, and get. You'll find a printable word wheel, word slider, flashcards, worksheets, and more!

Word Family Unit: -ew Words

This unit includes the words: new, flew, few, grew, crew, knew, drew, and stew. You'll find a printable word wheel, letter slider, flashcards, and worksheets.

Word Family Unit: -ice Words

The -ice word family includes the words: rice, price, nice, spice, mice, twice, dice, and slice.

Word Family Unit: -ick Words

Download and print a matching game, flashcards, a word-slider, and more in this week's word family unit focusing on words that end in -ick.

Word Family Unit: -ig Words

Download and print a mini-book, a word slider, word games, and other worksheets featuring words that end with -ed. Words include: twig, wig, dig, fig, pig, and big.

Word Family Unit: -ight Words

Download and print a matching game, flashcards, a word-slider, and more in this week's word family unit featuring words that end with -ight.

Word Family Unit: -ike Words

This word family unit features words that end with -ike. Print out flashcards, writing worksheets, and a word slider. Words include: strike, spike, like, hike, and bike.

Word Family Unit: -ime Words

Download and print a matching game, flashcards, a word-slider, and more in this week's word family unit containing words that end with -ime.

Word Family Unit: -in Words

Print a matching game, a reading slider, a word wheel, flashcards, and a mini-book to help students learn to read words in the -in word family. Words include: in, tin, spin, twin, bin, chin, grin, pin, win, thin, fin, and skin.

Word Family Unit: -ine Words

The -ine word family unit features words that end with -ine. Try the flashcards, matching game, word wheel, and more!

Word Family Unit: -ing Words

This week's word family unit contains words that end with -ing. Print out a word wheel, flashcards, a match game, and more! Words: sing, swing, spring, king, string, spring, wing, thing, and ring.

Word Family Unit: -ink Words

This unit is centered on words that end with -ink. Try out the reading slider, flashcards, and other worksheets. Includes: sink, pink, mink, blink, link, think, ink, wink, stink, and drink.

Word Family Unit: -ip Words

This unit is packed with printable activities for words that end in -ip. Includes a trace-and-write worksheet, matching game, mini-book, and more!

Word Family Unit: -it Words

This unit includes the words: hit, pit, slit, split, fit, bit, sit, lit, kit, quit, and knit. You'll find a printable word wheel, letter slider, flashcards, and worksheets.

Word Family Unit: -oat Words

This unit is packed with printable activities for words that end with -oat. This unit includes a trace-and-write worksheet, matching game, mini-book, and more! Coat, goat, float, throat, boat, and oat.

Word Family Unit: -ock Words

The -ock word family includes the words: clock, sock, flock, dock, shock, rock, block, knock, lock, and smock.

Word Family Unit: -og Words

The "-og" word family unit consists of words that end with -og. Print out the matching game, flashcards, word wheel, and more! Featured words: log, frog, dog, clog, fog, hog, and jog.

Word Family Unit: -ook Words

This unit includes the words: look, book, brook, hook, crook, cook, shook, and took. You'll find a printable word wheel, letter slider, flashcards, and worksheets.

Word Family Unit: -ool Words

This word family unit is centered on words that end with "-ool". Try out the word slider, flashcards, and other printables. Words includes: tool, stool, pool, spool, fool, drool, cool, and school.

Word Family Unit: -op Words

Download and print a matching game, flashcards, a word-slider, and more in this week's word family unit focusing on words that end with -op. Pop, mop, chop, hop, crop, stop, top, and drop.

Word Family Unit: -ore Words

The -ore word family includes the words: tore, score, shore, sore, ignore, store, wore, more, and snore.

Word Family Unit: -ot Words

Download and print a matching game, flashcards, a word-slider, and more in this week's word family unit focusing on words that end with -ot. Hot, rot, got shot, spot, slot, trot, not, dot, knot, lot, and cot.

Word Family Unit: -ow Words

The -ow word family units features words that end with -ow. We have split this up into two different sets of worksheets, one of which includes words that have a
long-O sound. Try the printable flashcards, matching games, word wheels, and more!

Word Family Unit: -ub Words

The -ub word family unit features words that end in -ub. Try the flashcards, matching game, word wheel, and more! Tub, rub, sub, cub, and scrub.

Word Family Unit: -uck Words

Download and print a word slider, flash cards, and other worksheets featuring words that end with -uck. Words include: luck, yuck, stuck, struck, duck, tuck, truck, cluck, buck, and puck.

Word Family Unit: -ug Words

Words that end with -ug are the center for this word family unit. This unit includes printable tracing worksheets, flashcards, and a word slider. Rug, hug, jug, mug, bug, slug, plug, and snug.

Word Family Unit: -ump Words

This week's word family unit features words that end with -ump. Print out a word wheel, tracing worksheets, and flashcards. Words: pump, jump, plump, grump, bump, thump, stump, lump, and dump.

Word Family Unit: -un Words

This unit is centered on words that end with -un. Try out the reading slider, flashcards, and other worksheets. Includes: sun, stun, bun, fun, run, and spun.

Word Family Unit: -unk Words

This unit includes the words sunk, flunk, trunk, shrunk, junk, skunk, and bunk. You'll find a printable word wheel, letter slider, flashcards, and worksheets.

Word Family Unit: -ut Words

The -ut family of words contains the words: hut, nut, strut, cut, gut, shut, but, and rut. Print out a word wheel, word slider, tracing worksheets, and more!

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