“-at” family

We’ve been working on the -at family for a little while now.  We’ll learn about a new word family soon, but I wanted to share two ideas for introducing the -at family.

This chart we made right after halloween. I had it all planned out, but the kids didn’t know that!  We were reading Five Little Bats Flying in the Night and someone noticed that “bat” rhymed with our sight word “at”.  We started talking about all the other words that also rhymed and decided to make a list of them.  One of my other students happened to find a Kit Kat bar in her lunch that day and let us have the wrapper to head up our “-at” family list.

I may have shown this last year, but I thought it was worth showing again.  This is one of the games I have in my ABC/Word Work Station right now.  The children roll the two dice and make tally marks next to the appropriate word.  They keep playing until one word gets 10 tally marks.  I laminated them so the kids can use a dry erase marker on them and erase when they are done.


About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on November 22, 2010, in Literacy Work Stations, Word Study. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. hi, so glad i found you. could i request the material the little boy is wriring on for the game? where do you find your things? thanks and hugs, fran in nc:)


  2. I love this idea! Do you have the blackline of the word family tally to share?
    Thanks again for your great ideas!


  3. Such a great nidea for word families! I also would be interested in a copy of the blackline. Thanks for your awesome ideas.


  4. Love it! I would love the blackline for word familiies too.Super idea!


  5. I would love a copy of this blackline. It is a great idea. I have been looking for new ideas for my word family center. Thanks, Pam


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