After I feel that the majority of my students have mastered their letter sounds, I start introducing a new word family each week. When a new family is introduced, it goes on my word family wall (above my regular word wall, for quick, easy reference for my kinders and then another set on a ring goes in my writing center.)
Monday: Introduce word family words as a class and make words using letter placards. If at all possible, I like to give my kinders plenty of opportunities to move and this Is a great kinesthetic activity. By the way, if you don’t have any letter placards, you can get a FREE set HERE and learn how to put them together.
Tuesday: Mini Lesson-Use the picture cards from two or more sets of word families to sort (thumbs up thumbs down) whether the word is or isn’t part of that week’s word family. Hand the students a card and let them sort into a labeled pocket chart. (This can move to a Daily 5 station with a recording sheet.)