This Word Family Booklet is the easiest activity to make and gives those kiddos a nice opportunity to practice reading three letter or CVC words.  On today’s post I am going to give you the instructions how to make these great little word family booklets as well as give you a list of word families that you can use!

Materials Needed:

  • Construction paper
  • Index cards
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Stapler

How to Make It:

Step 1

Using the construction paper, cut out 2X2” squares. You will probably want to get started with around 8-10 squares to start.

Step 2

On each index card write out the word family.  (See the list of 20 word families below)

Step 3

On the 2X2” squares, write the beginning sound letter.

Step 4

Stack the 2X2” squares with the letters written on them together to make a booklet. Staple the squares onto the index card. VOILA – the finished product!  

You can now get started, but…

If your child is a little unsure of all the letters and sounds, then they might not be too successful with this activity.  To be able to sound out words well, your child must be very fluent with the sounds of each letter. If your child doesn’t have this skill yet, then you will need to back up and fill in the missing gaps before you read the little word family booklets.  

Here is a list of word families you can use so that you can create a total of 20 Word Family Booklets!  

List of Word Families

Short a Short i Short o Short u Short e
-am -in -op -ug -en
-ap -it -ot -ub -et
-at -ip -og -ut -ed
-an -ig -ob -un -eg


Thank you for reading my post today.  You might also enjoy reading my previous posts:

DIY Tactile Letter Cards for the Orton-Gillingham Lesson

Beginning and Ending Sounds Movement Game

Please don’t leave without checking out the PRIDE Reading Program.  The PRIDE Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham curriculum that is used by teachers, tutors, and homeschooling parents worldwide with great success.

PRIDE Reading Program




Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at info@pridereadingprogram.com or visit the website at www.pridereadingprogram.com
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