At the beginning of each week, we usually introduce 3 new chunks to our kids. We brainstorm words for each chunk both real and nonsense…they LOVE coming up with nonsense words! We also encourage our kids to come up with words that contain the chunk somewhere inside…not necessarily at the end of the word. I LOVE seeing what they come up with! After we brainstorm our chunk words, I give the kids a tri-folded piece of paper to make houses for their word families & they record the words they can read inside. This has become their favorite Monday activity! They usually keep their houses in their book baskets or draft books to use as a reference when writing or working at literacy stations 🙂
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