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-ig Word Family List


big pig* bigwig
brig rig shindig
dig sprig thingamajig
fig swig
gig twig
jig wig

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Bookmarkers: “ig”
Bookmarkers provide easy access to the word family list. Cut and distribute bookmarkers
for students to keep at their desk. For durability, print on vellum and laminate.

big big big big


brig brig brig brig
dig dig dig dig
fig fig fig fig
gig gig gig gig
jig jig jig jig
pig pig pig pig
rig rig rig rig
sprig sprig sprig sprig
swig swig swig swig
twig twig twig twig
wig wig wig wig
bigwig bigwig bigwig bigwig
shindig shindig shindig shindig
thingamajig thingamajig thingamajig thingamajig

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-ig Word Family Flash Cards. Color, Cut and Laminate.

big
brig
dig
fig
gig
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-ig Word Family Flash Cards. Color, Cut and Laminate.

jig
pig
rig
sprig
swig
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-ig Word Family Flash Cards. Color, Cut and Laminate.

twig
wig
bigwig
shindig
thingamajig
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The Activity Sheet: -ig


Word family “ig”
big
d b dig
jig
j ig
pig
p twig
tw
__ig __ig __ig __ __ig

1. The ____________ has a curly tail.

2. Sharks have __________ teeth!

3. The man did a cheerful little __________.

4. A __________ fell off the tree.

5. My dog likes to __________ in the dirt.

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Fill in the Blanks: -ig

1. ____ ig Use the


letters
below
to fill
2. ___ ___ ig in the
blanks
for the
“ig” word
3. ___ ig family

r
4. ___ ig w
b
j
5. ___ ig
p
sw

6. ___ ig

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Finish the Word: -ig


Say the name of the –ig word family picture. Then add -ig to finish each word.

d g f

p r w

j spr tw
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Trace, Write & Color: -ig


Trace the “ig” word family words. Write the words on the lines. Color the pictures.

bigwig

shindig

thingamajig

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Read, Circle & Write 1: -ig


Circle the “ig” word family word that matches the picture in each box. Then, write the word
on the lines. On the last one, draw a picture of the word. Then, color the pictures!

pig pie bag big wig wag

swing swig twig twill spree sprig

rag rig jug jig

fig
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Read, Circle & Write 2: -ig


Read the words in each box. Circle the –ig word that matches the picture. Then, write the
word on the lines. One the last one, draw the word. Then, color the pictures.

1.
bigwig
bigway
2.
brag
brig
3.
shindog
shindig
4.
thingamajig
thingamajug
5. Draw picture here!

pig
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Word Family Matching: -ig


Draw a line from the -ig picture to the matching -ig word.

1. gig

2. big

3. dig

4. jig

5. pig

6. twig

7. rig

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Word Family Slide

ig

Word Family Slide


(Sound Blending)
Cut the two slits inside the circle to insert the slide. The slides are on the next page.
Demonstrate use for students: blending to form and say new words in this
word family. For durability, print on vellum, cut and laminate.

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Sound Blending Slides: Cut and use with the Word Family Circle Slide on the previous page

b g spr

br j sw

d p tw

f r w
-ig Buddy Puzzle
Color, cut, match halves and glue. For durability, print on vellum and laminate.

b ig br ig

d ig f ig

g ig j ig

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-ig Buddy Puzzle
Color, cut, match halves and glue. For durability, print on vellum and laminate.

p ig r ig

spr ig sw ig

tw ig w ig

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Word Family Definitions: -ig


Set 1 of 2
Find the definition for each word and write the letter in the arrow column. Then, write a sentence for each word.

Word Sentence Definition


a. to scoop out a hole in the
1. big
ground

b. a lively dance with leaping


2. brig
movements

3. dig c. large

d. a live show by a rock band


4. fig
or comedian

5. gig e. a military prison

f. a sweet, purple, pear-


6. jig shaped fruit with many
seeds

g. a tractor-trailer or an 18
7. pig
wheeler truck

h. a farm animal raised for


8. rig
pork; swine

I’m a big, pig


who will do
little jig
for a sweet, fruity
fig!

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Word Family Definitions: -ig


Set 2 of 2
Find the definition for each word and write the letter in the arrow column. Then, write a sentence for each word.

Word Sentence Definition

9. sprig a. a big party or get-together

b. a small stem of herbs,


10. swig leaves or flowers; often
used as garnish on food

11. twig c. fake hair

d. to drink quickly in a large


12. wig
gulp

e. a small stick or branch from


13. bigwig
a tree or shrub

f. a gadget that doesn’t have a


14. shindig name or you have forgotten
its name

15. g. an important or powerful


thingamajig person; a big shot

What bigwig
invented this
thingamajig?

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Cloze the Gap: -ig


Read the sentences saying the word “pig" when you come to a blank space. If it sounds
silly, choose another word from the “ig” word family to complete the sentences.

1. My dog likes to ____________________ in the dirt.

2. I wore a costume and a ____________________ in the school play.

3. A bird is sitting on a ____________________ in the oak tree.

4. My brother’s rock band has a ____________________ on Friday night.

5. Grandma baked a batch of___________________ cookies.

6. The big ____________________ truck driver honked his horn.

7. The chef put a ____________________ of parsley on my plate.

8. The ____________________ looks happy sitting in the mud.

9. I drank a ____________________ of water after soccer practice.

10. Watch me dance a _________________ to my favorite song.

11. I gave mom a _____________________ kiss this morning!

12. What do you call this ___________________________________ ?

Word Bank

twig dig fig pig sprig big


wig swig thingamajig rig gig jig

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X’s and O’s: -ig


Circle the pictures that end with the -ig rhyme. Draw an X on the pictures that do not.

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See, Say, Spell: -ig


See the word family picture. Say it. Spell it. On the last one, read, trace and draw a picture of it

twig
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More See, Say, Spell: -ig


See the word family picture. Say it. Spell it. On the last one, read, trace and draw a picture of it.

thingamajig
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Alphabet Soup: -ig


Write the word family words from the word bank in alphabetical order.

1. 7.

2. 8.

3. 9.

4. 10.

5. 11.

6. 12.

wig big pig swig gig fig


dig twig sprig dig jig rig

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Picture Sentences: -ig


Read the picture sentences. Then, write the sentence and spell the picture word. Illustrate a
sentence on the back of your paper.

1. This shirt is too .

2. The is my favorite farm animal.

3. We need to a hole to plant the tree.

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Cut & Paste: -ig


Cut and paste the pictures next to the matching word family word.

sprig rig

dig twig

jig pig

shindig big

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Cut & Paste Spelling: -ig


Cut the letters. Spell the words illustrated in the pictures. Glue words to the squares. Add .

i 1 i 1 i 1 i 1 i 1 g 2 g 2

g 2 g 2 g 2 s 1 s 1 b 3 b 3

w 4 w 4 p 3 t 1 r 1

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Word Family Scrabble: -ig


Read the Scrabble words. Add and record the numbers in the score box. Total the scores at the bottom.

score
B 3 I 1 G2

B 3 R 4 I G
1 2

D 2 I 1 G2

F 4 I 1 G2

G 2 I 1 G2

J 8 I 1 G2

P 3 I 1 G2

R 1 I 1 G2

S 1 P 3 R I G
1 1 2

T 1 W 4 I G
1 2

Total
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Configuration Station: -ig


Write the word family words inside the matching box patterns.

1.

5.

2. 6.

3. 7.

4. 8.

big gig rig wig shindig twig fig brig bigwig

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Word Search & Trace: -ig


Trace the word family words. Then, find them in the word search.

s p r i g n t w i g
w i g l b i g t j i
i g i d r i g i o g
g h l b i d v d a f
d v u s g e z e v i
j i g d e p r d i g
wig gig jig big
fig pig dig rig
sprig brig swig twig
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Crossword Puzzle: -ig


1 2 3

7 8

10

Across
Down
1. a VIP; hotshot
3. drinking fast; big gulp 1. large
4. a small stick or branch 2. concert; show
5. a sweet, purple fruit 3. lively party
7. 18 wheeler truck; semi 5. fake hair
8. make a hole in the ground 6. military jail
10. a farm animal raised for pork 9. a fancy dance

Word Bank

jig big pig dig bigwig gig brig twig rig wig shindig fig swig

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Word List Handwriting: -ig


Trace over the word family words. Then, write the words on the writing lines.

big brig dig fig gig

jig pig rig sprig swig

twig wig bigwig shindig

thingamajig

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Word Family Sentence: -ig


Trace over the sentences. Then, write the sentences on the writing lines. Circle all of the
“ig” words in each sentence.

A fig on a twig got so big.

A pig in a wig drove a rig.

He took the fig to pig shindig.

The pigs did a jig for the fig.

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The Writing Station: -ig


big brig dig fig gig jig pig rig sprig
swig twig wig bigwig shindig thingamajig

Write sentences or a creative story using words from -ig word family.

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Word Family Spelling: -ig


Create words from the -ig word family

_____ig _____ig

_____ig _____ig

_____ig _____ig

_____ig _____ig
I’m wearing my big,
pretty wig to the
pig shindig.

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Word Family & Picture: -ig


Create words from the -ig word family. Then, draw a picture of your favorite -ig word in the box.

_____ig _____ig

_____ig _____ig

_____ig _____ig
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Word Family: -ig
Pictures and Words for Sorts
-ig pictures and words

big
-ig pictures and words

big
-ig pictures and words

brig
-ig pictures and words

dig
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Word Family: -ig
Pictures and Words for Sorts
-ig pictures and words

fig
-ig pictures and words

gig
-ig pictures and words

jig
-ig pictures and words

pig
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Word Family: -ig
Pictures and Words for Sorts
-ig pictures and words

rig
-ig pictures and words

sprig
-ig pictures and words

swig
-ig pictures and words

twig
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Word Family: -ig
Pictures and Words for Sorts
-ig pictures and words

wig
-ig pictures and words

bigwig
-ig pictures and words

shindig
-ig pictures and words

thingamajig

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