Are you looking for fun and effective activities to help your kindergarten or 1st grade students practice reading and writing CVC words? Look no further! Here are 5 engaging CVC word activities that your students will love.
What’s the deal with CVC Words?
CVC words are three letter words with a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern. Each letter in a CVC word represents a sound (no tricky digraphs or silent letters). If your students have learned the most common consonant letter sounds and the short vowel sounds, they are ready to start working with CVC words. By focusing on the sounds of individual letters and learning how to blend them together (or take them apart), children can begin to read and write simple CVC words.
Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words takes work. CVC words are a great place to gain confidence with these skills. In addition to direct instruction, students need a chance to practice! Here are 5 fun and engaging CVC word activities you can add to your morning tubs, literacy centers and more!
What student doesn’t love learning with playdough? With several differentiated mats available in the set, your students can work on blending, segmenting or identifying the beginning or ending sounds in CVC words. Your students will love practicing these foundational skills while strengthening their fine motor skills with playdough!
MISSING SOUND MATS
Pull out your magnetic letters or letter tiles for the next activity! These CVC word strips are missing a beginning, middle or ending letter. Asking students to identify missing sounds in CVC words is a great way for them to practice identifying and isolating sounds.
CVC WRITE THE ROOM
Write the room is always a student favorite! Combine movement with CVC word practice as your students roam the classroom and record all the CVC words. Your students will love the word cards with real pictures! This activity is easily differentiated with 3 different versions of the word cards: no missing sounds, missing beginning & ending sounds & all missing sounds. You can find more Write the Room ideas HERE.
CVC WORD SEARCH
These simple word searches are just right for CVC word practice. Students find the word, print the word and use it in a sentence. Lots of ways to practice!
Your students will love labeling these fun pictures filled with CVC words! They can put all their skills to work, segmenting and spelling CVC words to label the picture and write a simple sentence.
I hope you found some CVC Word Activities that you can try out in your classroom!