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- en Family Workbook
Book 17
Name:

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Date:

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amen
awaken
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chicken
children
den
fen
hen
kitten
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men
mitten
playpen
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rotten
taken
ten
then
token
when
women
wren
yen
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Colour the words. Can you write the word on the line?
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Trace over the words, then write the word on the lines

ben
en
amen
awaken
den

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fen
hen
kitten
Len
men
mitten

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pen
playpen
then
ten
when
yen

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women
children
chicken
token
taken
bracken

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Word Family Word Building Mat. How many other
words can you think of? Write them in the spaces.

__en

__en

__en

__en

__en

__en

__en

__en

__en

__en

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Print on cardstock. Cut out the tables. Laminate for protection. Cut
out all smaller blocks. Match up single or double letters with the ”word
family” letters on the larger blocks. Encourage your child to sound the
letters and then add it to the word family ending. Does it make a word
she recognises? It would be fun to get your child to write the letters
that get picked up and the words that are made on the next sheet of
paper, or use the word building mat. Practice a few times over time
and you will be amazed at how quickly the concept is picked up ☺

a

b

c

d

e

f

gr

h

i

j

k

l

m

n

o

p

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r

s

t

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v

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x

y

z

sw

sh

sw

sp

______en

______en

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We are working on the word family that ends in
-en
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br
b
ch
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c
cr
d
dr
e
fr
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f
gr
g
pr
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h
qu
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sh
j
sl
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k
sn
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st
m
tr
n
wh
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cl
o
p
str
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q
wr
r
fl
s
bl
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t
u
v
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w
x
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Y
z
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Print on cardstock and laminate for protection. Cut out word
slides for word wall.

ben
en
amen
awaken
children
bracken
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den
chicken
driven
fasten
fen
glisten
hasten
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hen
ken
mitten
listen
kitten
men
pen
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playpen
smitten
taken
token
ten
then
waxen
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women
when
wren
written
yen

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Print on cardstock and laminate for protection. Cut out flash cards for sight words.

fen

ben
en
awaken

amen
den

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Print on cardstock and laminate for protection. Cut out flash cards for sight words.

hen

kitten

men

mitten

pen

playpen

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Print on cardstock and laminate for protection. Cut out flash cards for sight words.

ten

then

wren

yen

when

women

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Print on cardstock and laminate for protection. Cut out flash cards for sight words.

listen

hasten

fasten glisten
written

moisten

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Print on cardstock and laminate for protection. Cut out flash cards for sight words.
Not all words have accompanying picture cards.

Ben

en

amen

awaken

den

fen

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Print on cardstock and laminate for protection. Cut out flash cards for sight words.
Not all words have accompanying picture cards.

chicken
hen

kitten

pen

men

mitten

playpen

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Print on cardstock and laminate for protection. Cut out flash cards for sight words.
Not all words have accompanying picture cards.

ten

wren

Yen

women

rotten

listen

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b
d
f
k
m

en

p
t
th

-en Family Word Slide
(Sound Blending)

wr

Print on cardstock, cut and laminate for durability.
Slit the top and bottom of the box on the picture
for the onset slide. Thread the letter slide through
the slits in the box. Match letters with word family
to make recognisable words.

wh

Example: /h/ /en =

hen

Credits: This slide activity model was inspired by phonics genius
Cherry Carl and has been adapted for our workbooks. Thank you.

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Circle the correct word for the picture. Write the word on
the lines.

heal / hen
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kitten / kite
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Ben / bean
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wring / wren
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Write the correct word for the picture.

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Write the correct word for the picture.

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Write the correct word for the picture.

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Find and circle all of the words from the word bank. The words can go across, down
or diagonally.

b

e

n

t

w

q

m

z

g

e

r

t

x

e

n

n

e

h

d

e

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t

n

e

f

e

n

t

p

n

ben
men

den
ten

fen
wren

hen

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Find and circle all of the words from the word bank. The words can go across, down
or diagonally.

m d

e

n

d

g

l

e

n

w

y

k

e

i

p

a

w

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k

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w w

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n

n

m

en
glen
women
mitten

ben
len
wren
yen

den
men
awaken
listen

fen hen
pen ten
kitten
fasten

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a

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Read the sentences below. Fill in
the missing word. Choose only
words from the word box on this
page.

1. Meg is a __________ and is friends with Jip the dog.
2. The aardvark mother sleeps in an underground
____________ with her babies.
3. A ________________ is a marshy piece of land.
4. An ___________ is a unit of measurement.
5. I learned to ________________ the buckles on my shoes.
6. We should _____________ when our parents talk to us.
7. Five plus five equals _______________.
8. This little _________________ lost her ________________.

en
glen
women
mitten

ben
len
wren
yen

den
men
awaken
chicken

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pen ten
kitten
fasten

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Read the words in the first column below. Write the correct words on the lines.

nep

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nme

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ttiken

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maen

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Neh

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Read the words in the first column below. Write the correct words on the lines.

nep

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hewn

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netimt

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rwen

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nep

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Read the words in the word bank below. Write the words on the lines in alphabetical order.

wren
men

pen
fen

amen
women

hen
den

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2

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3

5

6

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7

8

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Read the words in the word bank below. Write the words on the lines in alphabetical order.

when
children

then awaken fen
listen fasten
chicken

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2

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4

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3

5

6

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7

8

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Write your own sentences using at least one word from the
word bank in each sentence.
en
glen
women
mitten

Ben
Len
wren
yen

den
men
awaken
chicken

fen hen
pen ten
kitten
listen

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Say the name of the picture. If it ends in the same sound as
this family, put a circle around it. If it has a different sound
put a cross through the picture.

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Workbook
Print on Cardstock. Cut out the strips with letters and blends. Cut slits in
theFamily
box and
thread the 17
letter slides
through. Make as many words as you can with the letters and blends. Write them on a sheet of paper.

a

h

sl

str

b

i

st

dr

bl

j

sc

be

br

k

t

scr

c

l

th

sp

ch

m

tr

spl

cr

n

u

sw

d

o

v

dr

p

w

e

pl

wr

f

pr

wh

fl

qu

x

fr

r

y

g

s

z

gr

sh

gl

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Draw or cut out and paste pictures of items that have the same sound
as this family. Write the word below your picture.

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mitten
kitten
kitchen
waxen
children
playpen
chicken
written
listen
hasten
fasten
moisten
sodden
ridden
hidden
smitten
women

Ben
den
fen
en
hen
Jen
Ken
Len
men
pen
ten
then
when
wren
yen

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We would love to hear your comments on this workbook. If you have a
moment please email your comments and suggestions to
feedback@staidenshomeschool.com
Other Volumes In Our Series Of Workbooks
AFRICA
ALPHABET, VOWELS & CONSONANTS
ALPHABET PICTURE DICTIONARY ACTIVITY BOOKS
ANIMALS
COLOURS, SHAPES, PUZZLES
DOLCH WORDS
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
NATURE
NUMBERS
PHONICS
READING
WORD FAMILIES
WRITING
This unit is provided free of charge by St Aiden’s Homeschool, South
Africa, for personal and classroom use in the interests of furthering
home education in Africa and internationally. Please feel free to share
it with family, friends and students in its entirety, without addition,
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circumstances. Thank you for respecting international copyright laws.
I would like to acknowledge, with deep respect and grateful thanks,
the work, assistance and guidance of Cherry Carl, USA, who has been
a great inspiration to me and thousands of homeschooling parents like
myself. A variety of clipart resources have been used, most notably
Microsoft Clipart Collections, FG-A, Wikipedia, Graphics from GranGran,
Wiki-Know, www.keltawebconcepts.com.au
and Free
Classroom Clipart. Clipart was also obtained via Google copyright free
clipart search.
Donnette E Davis
© 2007 St Aiden’s Homeschool, Republic of South Africa
Dates of publications: November 17 2007

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