Word Families _an, _ad

A word family is a group of words that follow a specific pattern in their sound and spelling. Learning to recognize this pattern can help your student learn to read an entire group of words!

The _ad word family includes mad, had, and rad.
The _an word family includes fan, ran, and can.

These reading skills may be new to your student, or they may already be familiar. To practice these reading skills, select a type of activity that your student enjoys (they can help choose!). We do not expect every student to complete everything included here, and these materials can be completed in any order. Keep in mind that learning takes time and repetition.

Lesson introduction and activity instructions

Materials for lesson activities (These require advance preparation; be aware that some of the lessons work best in person. With creativity, many can be adapted for remote tutoring sessions.)