A word chain provides a structure which allows students to explore relationships among the words, and remember their meanings. E.g. cat -> cap -> cup. Word chaining is a literacy strategy that can dramatically increase your student's reading progress.
The resources above cover the following skills:
Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. [RF.K.1]
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. [RF.K.1a]