Teaching Word Families is an important part of any literacy program. Research shows that recognizing and using word families helps children develop phonemic awareness of rhyming words, increase sight word vocabulary, and improve decoding & spelling skills. Word family tiles are great for whole-class, small group or individual instruction. And they are perfect for learning centers! The set includes a teaching guide filled with how-tos and instant activities. Supports Leave No Child Behind & Reading First Initiatives.