Word Family Bootcamp

Engage your students with a PROVEN system to teach letters & sounds. It’s fun, effective and interactive.


TKS Bootcamp’s Word Family Bootcamp is designed to introduce and practice reading, building, and writing word families. Students will gain hands on experience with 21 different word families. This resource is designed for whole group and small group instruction and includes centers for individual practice.

You will begin with whole group circle charts. Students will come up with words for the word family and you (teacher) will draw the word. Then you will have students spell the words using sounds and word families and you will write the word. You can then have students complete their own word family circle charts student books. The student books are also a great RTI or intervention tool. There is also a whole group word building activity to work on building word family words in a whole group or small group setting.

Students can then practice word families during centers with the included center activities.

Included in this 230 page creation is everything you need to do Word Family Bootcamp in your class.

Themes Available:

  • Safari Theme
  • Army Theme
  • Superhero Theme
  • Monster Theme
  • No Theme


  • Master list of words/pictures
  • circle maps
  • student books
  • Word Family Writing
  • Pocket Chart Word Building Cards
  • Dog Tags (Incentives or rewards)
  • Word Family Bootcamp Certificate
  • 5 Word Family Centers
  • ***NEW Decodable Reader (658 Pages!)

Additional Information

The included Decodable Readers are designed to help beginning readers build confidence and fluency. They are also designed to help students with decoding and blending CVC and word family words.

These word family books are differentiated with 2 levels for each word family. For each word family, there is a book with a simple sentence and a second book with a more challenging sentence. Each version contains decodable words so students can practice their decoding skills and is available in color and black-line. Also included in each book is a writing page so students can write the word family words.

Circle Map

Word Family Bootcamp - Circle Map

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