Word Family Phonics - eck, ell, est
The word families eck, ell & est demonstrate the short vowel
e sound. There are a good
variety of words in the families that have familiar picture clues (like neck,
bell, vest, etc).
Free Word Family Activities
- Draw the word families: draw a picture of the
following word families in action!
- The bird tried to peck
- The bell hung above the
- My guest has a nice
- Create your own word family sentences using the ones above
as a model. Try to create at least one sentence for each family.
- Create a short rhyme using your word families. This
is a good activity to do as a group. Here are some examples:
The wind just blew a tiny
Of fluff -- it landed on my
Ding-dong, I hear the
I think the sound is really
My brother's such a
He found my secret
- Other activities:
- Use the free printable worksheets
provided to reinforce the activities.
- Flash card activities:
These cards can be used for sentence building with the sentence
Print two copies of the flashcard worksheets to play "concentration"
(the memory game). Or print the flash card worksheets from a number of
word families to play "go
fish" or "snap".
Flash cards for the word families (6 each) [eck]