I have not done this at all this year. What makes it worse is I never taught it last year either. It was my first year and I was learning everything so thats my excuse. I am not sure how to teach/start word families. My students have learned what a vowel is and we have learned about blends but a lot of my lower students still can not identify blends. Am I moving too fast? Was word families supposed to be done before blends? All of my students know their letter sounds.