Poems coming home from school are a great resource for families. Learn the poem together and play around with altering it. Feed in facts - "I have a little reptile..", and your child's own knowledge - "I have a great big dog..."
Word Sort - This online interactive word sort allows the child/teacher to select which specific short vowel sound to work on and then provides a drag and drop chart that separates them into word families. The charts can also be printed once completed.
Rhyming has long been used as a tool to teach and delight children. In fact, the Center For Early Literacy Learning found that in 12 studies of 5,299 preschoolers, "young children’s ability to recite familiar nursery rhymes was both directly and indirectly related to later literacy and language abilities." How do you use rhymes in your classroom?