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Printable Word Family Worksheets (-ad)

The -ad word family features the words mad, glad, had, dad, sad, bad, and pad. Below you'll find a collection of printables that includes a word wheel, a reading slider, flashcards, and tracing worksheets.

Word Family Worksheets -ad


Have your students cut out this book on the dotted lines, then color it. Afterwards, staple it together so it can be used to practice reading words in the -ad family.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Color in the left two sections according to the directions. Write in the words under the pictures in the upper right section, and fill in the word boxes on the bottom.
1st Grade
Have your students complete these 3 activities to practice reading and identifying -ad words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use scissors to cut out the words and then paste them below the appropriate pictures.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Figure out what each of the missing letters for each word are by looking at the pictures, then write the word again on the line below it.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Look at the illustrations to discover the missing first letters of these -ad words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Fill in each letter circle to form the word and then write each word onto the primary-ruled lines on the right.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
By looking at the images, find that -ad word in each row of jumbled letters and circle it.
1st Grade
Use this graphic organizer to write in six different -ad words. Illustrations of an angry child, a note pad, and father with a baby are hints to help.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the pictures, trace the words, and then write the words.
1st Grade
Print this worksheet to practice writing the words from this unit. Trace and then write the words on the lines.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use this printable to allow students to think of as many -ad words as they can and write them down.
1st Grade
This file has 25 sight word cards, including 6 "ad" words. Students can arrange the cards to make sentences using an "ad" word in each sentence. Then, they can write the sentences on the lined paper included in the file.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Use letter stampers and a washable ink pad for this learning center activity. Kids can stamp out the words mad, sad, glad, had, and pad.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Games

Print and cut out the cards. Flip all of the cards face-down and have a pair of students take turns flipping cards to make a match.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Build this word spinner and use with a variety of games or activities. Featured words include: had, glad, fad, dad, sad, mad, lad, and bad.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Slider, Flashcards, and Word Wheel

This cute, bear-shaped slider is a fun way for your students to practice reading words in the -ad family. Cut along the dotted lines and then slide the strip into the bear to read all of the words in this unit. Click the ALT button for a full color version.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
The -ad word family has 9 different words to practice with these printable flashcards.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Print the word wheel onto card stock paper. Use a brass fastener to attach the two sheets of paper. Spin the wheel to practice reading the words in the -ad family.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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Word Family Units (Index)

Come try out one of our many other word family units including: -ail, -and,
-aw, -end, -est, -ick, -ip, -ook, -oat, -ub, and -ump.

Short-A Worksheets

This page contains worksheets and activities centered on words that make a short-a sound. Includes mini-books, poems, build-a-word worksheets, and more!

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