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Word Family Unit (-en Words)

In this unit you will find a collection of teaching resources for teaching early readers about the -en family of words. Students can practice reading the words then, den, hen, pen, when, ten, and men.

Word Family Worksheets -en


Have your students cut out this book on the dotted lines and color it. After, staple it together so it can be used to practice reading words in the "-en" word family.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Have your students complete each of the four parts to this worksheet to practice with the -en word family.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color in the pictures of -en words at the bottom of this worksheet. Write the word ending with -en on the lines according to the illustrations and then color in the ovals containing -en words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use a small amount of glue to attach each -en word to the matching picture.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use the word cards on this page to form sentences with words from the "-en" word family. Write the sentences on the numbered lines provided.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Look at the pictures for a hint and have your students write in the missing letter for each word.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
For each -en word, identify the missing first letters. Next, write the word on the lines below it.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the circles with the right letters to make the word and then write the word on the lines to the right.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Search for and circle the "-en" word in each row of mixed up letters.
1st Grade
Try out this graphic organizer to think of some -en words. To help, there is a picture of a pen, a hen, and the number ten.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Students can practice tracing words from the -en family and then writing them on the primary-ruled lines.
1st Grade
This printable worksheet has enough lines for up to eight -en words.
1st Grade
Children can use an ink pad and letter stampers to make these words: then, den, pen, when, and hen.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Games

Pair up your students so they can alternate trying to make word matches with this printable card matching game.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This word spinner can be put together to use for a few different activities. Words on the spinner include: when, men, then, hen, wren, ten, den, and pen.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Slider, Flashcards, and Word Wheel

Cut out the fish and the word strip along the dotted lines. Weave the word strip into the slots on the fish to practice reading this week's words that end with -en. Click on the ALT button below for a color version.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Practice reading words that end with
-en with these 10 printable flashcards.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use this phonics word wheel to practice the words pen, hen, men, ten, den, then, and when.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

See Also:

List of More Word Family Units

This page has a full listing of our various word family units. Contains (but not limited to): -ack, -ail, -am, -at,
-eal, -ed, -eep, -end, -in, -ip, -ool, -oat,
-op, -ow, and -ug.

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Word Family Unit -en Words Printable Worksheet

Word Family Unit -en Words Printable Flashcards Activity Worksheet

Word Family Unit -en Words Printable Word Wheel Activity Worksheet

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