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Word Family Unit (-am Words)

Below you'll find a collection of teaching resources for teaching early readers about the -am family of words. Students can practice reading the words ram, jam, ham, Sam, swam, slam, and clam.

Word Family Worksheets -am


Print and assemble this mini-book of
-am words. Featured words are: yam, ham, and jam.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Color in "-am". Color in the shapes containing -am words. Write the appropriate word ending with -am on the lines. Fill in the words into the word boxes.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Complete these phonics exercises to learn more about words that end with -am.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use scissors to cut out the word boxes and glue them below the matching picture.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This worksheet has 25 words, including 5 "am" words. Cut out the words and make sentences using at least one "am" word in each sentence. Then write the sentences on the provided lines.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Students will look at each image to see which letter fits in each word.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
By looking at each illustration, see which letters are needed for each -am word.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color in the circles with the letters to form the word shown in the picture and then write the word on the lines next to it.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Find and circle the words in each line according to the pictures.
1st Grade
Think up 6 different words that end with -am and write them on the lines. Pictures of a ram, ham, and a swimmer can help hint to the words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This printable will help students practice writing words from the -am words family.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Write as many words that end with
-am as you can think of. See if other students can think of more or different words than you chose.
1st Grade
Kids can use letter stampers and an ink pad to make the following words: swam, clam, jam, ram, and slam.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Read, write, and trace six different
"-am" words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Games

This 2-player memory matching card game will have kids recognizing and reading -am words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Assemble the word spinner and use it to play phonics word games.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Slider, Flashcards, and Word Wheel

Slide the letters through the dog to make -am words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This page has flashcards with nine different -am words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Cut out the wheel and assemble it with a brass paper fastener. Spin the wheel and read the words. For best results, you will probably want to print this file on card stock paper.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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