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Word Family Songs - Video

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Word Family Songs Animated DVD

These active, catchy songs are the perfect way to help kindergarten, pre-k, or first grade kids learn to read CVC word families, learn decoding strategies, blending sounds, rhyming words, phonics, phonemic awareness, and so much more! If you need to help kids learn to read, this is perfect for your pre-reader, emergent reader, ESL, ELL, or special needs students, children with dyslexia, or anyone who needs to learn the decoding strategy of phoneme blending. Sight words are important, but children simply cannot learn to read without a strong foundation in phonics and phonemic awareness, and these word family songs will help get them started! CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) word families form the basic foundation of phonics: giving each sound in a simple, three letter word, and blending those sounds together to make a word. The truth is that kids can’t learn to read without it.

Songs include: Just Two Sounds, Little Two Letter Words, How Do You Sound It Out?, At Family Song, An Family Song, It Family Song, In Family Song, Ig Family Song, Ip Family Song, Op Family Song, Ot Family Song, Ox Family Song, Et Family Song, En Family Song, Eg Family Song, Ug Family Song, Ut Family Song, Un Family Song, Nonsense Words

Word Family Songs Animated DVD - Basic - $20 (Save $15)
• Word Family Songs Animated DVD
-PLUS the following Printable Downloads-
• CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Spelling Puzzles 
• CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Hidden Word Family Worksheets
PLUS Bonus Freebies! 

Word Family Songs Animated  DVD - Premium - $35 (Save $28)
• Word Family Songs Animated DVD
-PLUS the following Printable Downloads-
• CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Spelling Puzzles 
• CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Hidden Word Family Worksheets
• CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Workbooks
• CVC Vol. 1 & 2 I Spy Easy Readers 
PLUS Bonus Freebies!

PLUS Bonus Printable Download Freebies Included in Both Basic and Premium Add-Ons:
• CVC Boxes
• CVC Spinners - Gingerbread Man
• CVC "in-it" - Penguin
• How to Sound Out CVC Words - Lesson Plans & Icons
• Sentence Writing Sheet
• Sound Blending Songs for Word Families - Visual Aid
• Sound it Out Snowman Game
• How to Write Words Phonetically - Lesson Plan & Pictures

Words Covered in Vol. 1 & 2 Printable Downloads Include:
Short A (–at), (–an), (–ad), (–ag), (–ap) Family Words:
Nat, bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, rat, pat, sat, vat, Dan, Jan, Nan, can, fan, man, tan, pan, ran, van, bag, gag, jag, lag, mag, rag, sag, tag, wag, bad, dad, fad, had, lad, mad, pad, sad, cap, gap, lap, map, nap, sap, tap, yap, zap

Short E (–eg), (–en), (–et), (–ed), (–em) Family Words:
Meg, beg, egg, leg, Ben, hen, men, pen, ten, jet, net, pet, set, vet, bed, fed, led, red, Ted, wed, hem, them, Em

Short I (–ig), (–in), (–ip), (–it), (–id), (–im) Family Words:
big, dig, jig, pig, rig, wig, fin, in, pin, win, dip, lip, rip, tip, zip, bit, fit, hit, kit, lit, pit, sit, quit, bid, did, hid, kid, lid, mid, rid, Sid, dim, him, Jim, Kim, rim, Tim

Short O (–op), (–ot), (–ox), (–od), (–og) Family Words:
cop, hop, mop, pop, top, cot, dot, got, hot, pot, cod, log, nod, pod, rod, sod, bog, dog, fog, hog, jog

Short U (–ug), (–ut), (–un), (–ub), (–ud), (–um), (–up) Family Words:
bug, jug, lug, mug, rug, cut, gut, hut, nut, shut, cub, rub, sub, tub, bud, cud, dud, mud, hum, gum, mum, sum, yum, cup, up, pup, yup

Word Family help screens

This collection of songs solves the problem by setting all of the sounding out steps to music, creating a natural bridge to learning by blending the sounds together with simple songs and movements. Students sing the onset (the initial consonant) then sound out the rime (the vowel and consonants that follow the onset,) turning reading practice into a fun, sing and move-along activity! Each video also includes support graphics and animation to fully visualize the sounds being blended, making learning these difficult concepts a treat to practice and easy to retain!

It has been working like magic in Heidi’s classroom to help the children learn to read little three letter CVC words! Heidi’s students have never been more successful in learning to read! We know your students will greatly benefit from this highly recommended resource, which contains one song for each of the word families in the HeidiSongs CVC Book, Volume 1.

Check out Heidi's blog for more information on CVC & Sound Blending:
-How I Got 21 Out of 27 Kids to Master 100% of their CVC Words in Kindergarten
-Gone Fishin’ for Nonsense Words!
-How to Teach Kids to Sound Out CVC Words, Plus a Thanksgiving Freebie!

More information on what is included in the Basic and Premium Combos!

Basic DVD includes the following 2 printable downloads:

Includes CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Word Family Puzzles Printable Download
CVC Vol. 1 - Spelling Puzzles ActivityThese “print and build it yourself” CVC Puzzles are designed to give children practice spelling the words. Children must look at the three letters given and determine which are the beginning, middle and ending sounds, and put them in the correct order with the puzzle clue to help. This set makes a great independent language arts work center that kids love, and can be re-used over and over! 
CVC Vols. 1 & 2 Includes 160 pages with puzzles for letter units - A, E, I, O, U from the CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Workbooks

Includes CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Hidden Word Family Worksheets Printable Download
CVC Vol. 1 - Hidden Word Families WorksheetsHere is another unique group of Hidden Words for your students to find and color, but these are hidden CVC family words instead of sight words! Children use their visual discrimination, phonics, and reading skills to find the target CVC (consonant - vowel- consonant) word and color in the section that it is in.  When finished correctly, the word itself is shown!
CVC Vol. 1 includes 100 pages, and CVC Vol. 2 includes 93 of hidden worksheets and instructions.

Premium DVD includes the above 2 printable downloads, plus the following 3 printable downloads:

Includes CVC Vol. 1 & 2 Word Family Workbooks Printable Download
CVC Vol. 1 Word Families WorkbookThe CVC Word Families Vol. 1 & 2 Workbooks were designed to give children more practice reading words that have the "consonant-vowel-consonant" spelling pattern. These types of words are supposed to be "easy" for children to read, and therefore tend to be glossed over by many publishing companies in their beginning reading materials. However, children often need extended practice in sounding out these three letter words in order to feel comfortable with them. They also need a chance to practice them within the context of the sight words that they are learning. Therefore, Heidi created this resource to give children the opportunity to practice these words along with the most basic sight words, and then she added in a few more new sight words with each new vowel sound.
CVC Vol. 1 Includes 226 pages of worksheets, flashcards, and mini songbooks
CVC Vol. 2 Includes 288 pages of worksheets, flashcards, and mini songbooks

Includes CVC Vol. 1 & 2 I Spy Easy Reader Worksheets Printable Download
CVC Vol. 1 - I Spy Word Families Easy ReaderThe CVC I-Spy Easy Reader Books are a fun way for children to practice reading three letter words and sight words within the context of a short “search and find” story!  These little print and fold booklets are great for helping children focus on comprehension skills at a very basic level, because they must read the words and then find the pictures that match each one.  So rather than reading a single word and finding the matching picture, children must read a sentence or two, try to understand it, and then think about what they have read.
CVC Vol. 1 includes: 15 pages, 7 word family books
CVC Vol. 2 includes: 23 pages for 10 word family books

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Still prefer to use Vimeo On Demand? Many of our customers have been happy with our Vimeo streaming options, that offer a 12 month rental for as little as $6.99 a year.  One nagging issue with Vimeo streaming is that all the songs are combined in a single movie, and finding individual songs can be a challenge. The Vimeo player app allows you to scroll along the timeline to find the song you want, and we’ve added timecode tags to help find each song, but it’s not ideal for some teachers! Vimeo has not updated it’s services to improve this situation, so we are recommending UScreen for ease of use in the classroom! Even so, we've had wonderful feedback from our Vimeo customers, so you might want to check it out to compare features for yourself.

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