Use this worksheet pack to give students practice at segmenting words into phonemes.
Develop Phonemic Awareness by Segmenting and Blending CVCC and CCVC Words
Use this worksheet pack when teaching your students how to segment and blend the sounds in CVCC and CCVC words.
Students identify each picture on the worksheet and say each individual sound they hear. They’ll then write the letter that corresponds to each sound in the boxes underneath the image. Finally, they will blend the phonemes together to say the word.
Through this activity, students will focus on segmenting CVCC and CCVC words into their separate phonemes. All words in the worksheet focus on single letter-sound correspondences. Three different worksheets are provided so that students have multiple opportunities to practise this fundamental aspect of phonemic awareness.
An answer sheet is provided with this download so that students can self-check their answers.
Scaffolding and Extension Tips
Challenge students who already understand the concept to place the CCVC and CVCC words in alphabetical order. They can also produce a rhyming word or create word families for the words on the worksheet.
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.
A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on thick card and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
Before You Download
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