Word Families: -am Family

Contributor: Erin Jones. Lesson ID: 11343

What fAMily does a clAM belong to? The sAMe fAMily as a hAM? Really? Yes, both belong to the Am Family of words! Learn to make and read words by learning the smaller words inside them with a placemat!



English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Beaver, Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • Did you know that words can be taken apart and changed to make new words?

In this lesson, we are going to build some new words from words you already know. Are you ready? I "am"!

Let's think about the word "am."

Watch the video ‘am' Word Family Phonics Video from Kiz Phonics and see if you can find the word "am."

  • Did you see the word "am"? Did you hear the word "am"?

Talk with your teacher or parent about what you heard and saw in the video.

  • Did you talk about how new words could be created from the word "am?"
  • Did you read the sentence at the end of the video?

So many words can be created from the word "am!"

Now, get ready to practice in the Got It? section!

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