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Phoneme Segmentation Task Cards - CVC Words

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 8 pages | Years: F - 1

Segment initial, middle and end sounds with this set of 20 CVC word task cards.

Practise Phonemic Awareness Through Segmenting

Use this resource as a literacy group activity or a whole class exercise when teaching your students how to segment and blend the sounds in CVC words.

Students identify the picture on the card and say each individual sound they hear. They’ll then write the letter that corresponds to each sound on the lines underneath the image. Finally, they will blend the phonemes together to say the word.  

Through this activity, students will focus on segmenting CVC words into their initial consonant, middle vowel and final consonant.

An answer sheet is provided with this download so that students can self-check their recording sheets.  

Scaffolding and Extension Tips 

Challenge students who already understand the concept to place the CVC words in alphabetical order. They can also produce a rhyming word for the CVC word on the card. 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts through guided group practice or reading intervention. Say the word out loud and help students actively listen for each phoneme, identifying the sounds as they hear them. An alphabet display or poster can be used for reference. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, cut out the cards and punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring. 

To turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity, print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse.

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.


This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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