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Word Family Unit (-ail Words)

This word family unit contains words that end in -ail. Mail, tail, nail, sail, pail, fail, trail, and snail are the words featured in this unit. Try out our printable word wheels, reading sliders, flashcards, and more!

Word Family Worksheets -ail Words


Cut out and color this mini-book. Staple it together to practice the words: pail, sail, and snail.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Common Core
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Use a crayon to color in the two left activities, then use a pencil to write the words needed for the two right activities.
1st Grade
This printable worksheet has 3 different activities for students to complete related to words that end with -ail.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Your students can cut out the words on the bottom of this page and glue them to the appropriate image on the top part of the page.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use these word cards to practice making sentences with words from the "ail" word family. Write your sentences on the lined paper.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
On this handout, determine the missing letter for each word and fill it in with a pencil in the box.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
By looking at the images and letters provided, have your students figure out what the missing initial letters are for each word.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Print this page for a fun way to practice identifying words that end with -ail.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This activity is like a horizontal word hunt to find the words correlated to the pictures in each group.
1st Grade
On this word web, you need to write six different words that end with -ail. Use the images of a pail, nail, and snail to help students figure out the words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color each picture, then trace each word, and then write the word on the lines to the right.
1st Grade
Read, trace, and write six of the words from the -ail family on this printable worksheet.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use the primary-ruled lines to write out as many words that end with -ail as you can think of.
1st Grade
Set up letter stampers and ink pads in your literacy learning center. Then, have your students stamp out the words sail, pail, tail, mail, and snail.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Sorting Games

"Catch" the firefly words and sort them into the right word family jars. Little ones will have fun with this hands-on word family sorting game!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Games

This 2-player memory matching card game will have students recognizing and reading -ail words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
You can play a few different games with this word spinner. Words include: pail, trail, rail, jail, fail, tail, mail, and snail.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Slider, Flashcards, and Word Wheel

Assemble the pirate-themed word slider to view and practice -ail words. The ALT button will lead to a full-color version.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Print out these pages to cut out the 10 different flashcards for the -ail word family unit.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Print out the word wheel (on card stock paper for best results). Use a paper fastener to attach the two wheels together and spin to read each of the words that end in -ail.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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More Word Family Units

This page has a listing of numerous other word family units, including -ad, -and, -ate, -eal, -eel, -ew, -ice, -ime, -ip, and -ore.

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