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Word Flippers

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Have you seen our Word Flippers?

Word Flippers are a super popular part of the All About Reading program. They are fun and motivating for kids, and a simple-yet-effective tool for you as the teacher.

Word Flippers reinforce all sorts of reading concepts, such as simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, words with consonant suffixes, and more advanced words such as proficient and thankfully.

There are more than seventy-five Word Flippers included in levels 1-4 of the All About Reading program.

Is your curiosity piqued yet? Keep reading to learn more about these fun learning tools.

Using Word Flippers

All you need is an activity sheet, a pair of scissors, and a stapler. In a matter of minutes, your Word Flippers are ready to go.

As your child flips through the pages, he can visualize the changes that occur when single or multiple letters are replaced. There’s just something fun about these mini booklets!

closeup of boy playing with a word flipper

The Word Flipper pictured in this post comes from All About Reading Level 2, Lesson 8. In this lesson, the student learns how to read words with three-letter blends such as S-C-R as in scrap. After practicing the concept with letter tiles, we use the Word Flipper to provide even more practice and to build fluency. Word Flippers can be used again and again to review and reinforce previously learned rules and patterns.

boy playing with a word flipper

Now It’s Your Turn!

Download the Word Flippers for “Three-Letter Blends”, along with 12 more sample Word Flippers from All About Reading Levels 1-4.

Word Flippers from Levels 1-4 3-page spread

Give them a try and let me know how your child likes them!

Photo credit: Rachel Neumann

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Melissa Fionda

says:

How neat! Looks so easy too! Thanks for sharing :)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Melissa!

Virginia Higgins

says:

What a fun way to teach word families.

Melanie Lustgarten

says:

What a fun idea. Thank you for the freebie – we’ve used AAS, but haven’t tried your reading program. This looks fun.

Melanie

says:

These look really fun – I’ve only done the AAS, not the Reading, but this really looks like something my kids would love…

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad to hear you like the look of these Word Flippers, Melanie!

Katharine Gindin

says:

Thank You! The kids will love these!

Serena

says:

I can’t wait to try these with my daughter. She gets really excited when she finds connections between words.

Cyndi Leatherman

says:

Hello, I believe these word flippers would work very well for my child. Are there any CVC word flippers? I looked at the download and didn’t see any there.

Thank you for any help you could give.
God Bless!!

Cyndi

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m sorry, Cyndi, no. Our first word flippers have CCVC words, as you’ll find in this download.

You could do a similar activity with letter tiles, or with letters on slips of paper. Build a word like PAT, have your child read it, and then change the first letter to make MAT. We call this activity “Change-the-Word” and you can see how it is done in lesson 2 of All About Reading level 1. You will find this lesson in the All About Reading level 1 Teacher’s Manual sample.

Let me know if you have questions.

MaryEllen Edwards

says:

I have a third-grade student on my tutoring roster. He is determined not to enjoy anything I do with him. Despite his best efforts, he smiles and enjoys “the flippers” so much. Today he even asked if we could do the flippers again! Of course. I love them too.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love this, MaryEllen! It makes me smile that the word flippers are the thing that helped your student to have some enjoyment in learning to read. ?

Nadeeka

says:

this is an amazing site which helps lot. Thanks for all these wonderful resources free.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Nadeeka! I’m pleased to hear you have found the site so helpful.

MaryEllen

says:

WOW! I cannot wait to use these flipbooks with my struggling reader. Anything that is new a clever holds his interest for a short while!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I hope these are helpful for your student, MaryEllen. We have lots of activities and Free Resources on our website.

Alex Thomson-Moore

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We love word flippers because they move this capturing our attention and want to find out what is on the next page as we are having fun

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Word flippers are great for this reason and others, Alex! I’m glad you are enjoying them.

Arrin Bristow

says:

We love the word flippers. My girls get so excited to see how many words they know by making small changes to words letters.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love that your girls get excited about word flippers and all the words they can read with them, Arrin!

Leslie

says:

How do I purchase the whole pack of word flippers. I was looking on the website, I feel like I am probably just missing it or something.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Leslie,
The Word Flippers aren’t available as a separate set for purchase. There is a download on this blog post that includes many of them, but the rest are included in our Activity Books for each level of All About Reading. I’m sorry for the confusion about that.

J. Vaughn

says:

What a fantastic resource! Thank you for making it available to us all :)

Rebecca

says:

These look like so much fun!

Jess

says:

My son loved these!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for letting us know that your son enjoyed these, Jess!

Cindy

says:

This sounds very interesting , and I would love to try.

Heather

says:

I love this approach!

Amy

says:

My kids love these!

Nicole G

says:

My kids love the word flippers.

Candace

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I have loved using this approach with some of my children over the years! Once they learn that one common sound, it builds such encouragement to realize how many more words they can read easily in the “word family”.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great point, Candace! And word flippers and similar activities not only encourage kids with any many words they can read, but it also helps build fluency in their reading. It’s all apart of Thinking Approach to Word Families.

Tara E

says:

Love this idea!

Linny Duran

says:

These are really great! Instead of just reading out of a book or a page, the interactive learner is turning the pages and getting new words to sound out. This reinforces phonics and coding skills in a fun way.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great points, Linny! Thank you.

Juana

says:

Instead of just reading words on plain paper it’s also an activity my kids like making booklets that they made so much more fun and meaningful to them.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

So true, Juana!

Lisa

says:

My son enjoyed doing these!

Alyson C

says:

What a great idea!

Cheri Low

says:

Fun and easy to use! Thanks for sharing!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Cheri!

Jean Tremmel

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This is an amazing site with so many educational options to choose from

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Jean! I’m pleased you are finding helpful things here.

Steve W.

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My kids (8 and 7) really enjoy setting up the word flippers and we love how they help the kids breakdown the words. All About Reading is a great program and a truly complete MSL program.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad your kids enjoy the word flippers, Steve! It’s great to hear that All About Reading is working out so well for them.

vanessa

says:

how can I get the full set of flipper books, not just the samples

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Vanessa,
The flipper books are included in each level of All About Reading in the Activity Book for that level. The only way to get a full set of them would be to get a full set of All About Reading Activity Books levels 1 through 4.