To build sight word vocabulary through the creation of a “__at” word family flip book. This lesson can also be used for “et,” “ig,” “in,” “an,” “all,” or any word family.
Students will create a sight word flip book.
Writing – Letters
Writing – Words
8 ½ x 11 construction paper
Ask the class:
What sound does “at” make? What are some words that end in “at”?
Give each student one piece of construction paper.
Have them fold the paper in half to create a book.
Lay the book flat so that the folded edge or spine is at the top. The construction paper is the cover and should be labeled “My __at Flip Book”. Now open the book.
Pass out a small stack of four post-it notes to each student. Have them stick the stack inside the folded construction paper on the left side. The children should write a different consonant letter on each post-it note (i.e. b, c, f, h).
Pass out another set of four post-it notes and have students place them on the right side of the construction paper.
In the space between the two sets of post-its, have students write “at” on the construction paper.
Next, allow the students to draw a picture of a bat on the top right post-it.
The children should flip to the second far right post-it and draw a cat, the third post-it should have a drawing of something fat, and the fourth should have a drawing of a hat.
Finally, allow students to practice reading their books to themselves by flipping the post-its and matching their illustrations to each word.
Here are some of the combinations for the word family flip books:
AT: bat, cat, fat, hat
ET: jet, pet, set, wet
IG: dig, fig, jig, wig
OG: cog, dog, fog, log
UG: bug, dug, jug, pug
You can also use the word flip book for final consonants.
Here are some of the combinations for final consonants for the word family flip books: