Classroom printables, activities & worksheets
Make teaching CVC words in the primary grades easier with our extensive collection of CVC word lists, CVC word worksheets, CVC word activities, and more. Find kindergarten CVC activities for reading centers and teacher-created resources to help students with reading CVC words, plus a range of interactive and hands-on resources for your phonics instruction.
This comprehensive collection of CVC words teaching resources from Teach Starter's teacher team has curriculum-aligned options to help you cut down on the time-consuming task of lesson planning and help your elementary class meet both Common Core and state-level standards. Many of the digital and printable teaching resources in the collection are easily editable, you can differentiate instruction to meet students' individual needs.
Has it been awhile since you taught this section of the ELA curriculum? Our teacher team has a quick refresher course for you!
Short for consonant-vowel-consonant, CVC words are a building block of early literacy. Learners read CVC words by blending the individual phoneme sounds together.
Examples of some CVC words a student may learn in kindergarten include cat, bed, gum, and pig. As students gain literacy skills, they move on to CCVC words (consonant consonant vowel consonant) and CVCC words (consonant vowel consonant consonant).
Wait, if it's CVC, how can there be four-letter words? Ah, the English language is such a trickster!
Despite the pattern of consonant-vowel-consonant, not all CVC words are three letters long. The vowel portion of a CVC word refers to the vowel sound rather than a singular letter. Keep, for example, is a four-letter CVC word. We'll keep it around even if it does break the rules!
The CVC word rule commonly taught to students in the primary grades can help them develop their spelling skills in later elementary school. If the last three letters of a one-syllable word follow a CVC pattern, then the last consonant should be doubled when adding the ending.
For example, big will become "bigger."
Segment beginning, middle vowel, and final phonemes with this set of 20 CVC word task cards.
Practice spelling CVC words and manipulating their phonemes to create word chains with this set of hands-on work mats.
Encourage your students to practice decoding and spelling CVC, CCVC, and CVCC words with this set of 15 task cards.
Develop students’ ability to segment and blend the sounds in CVC words with this set of differentiated worksheets.
Build word chains with CVC words using this set of printable phonics worksheets.
Read and identify short and long vowel sounds and place the pictures into the correct columns.
Use this worksheet pack to give students practice at segmenting words into phonemes.
A comprehensive set of flashcards for CVC, CCVC, and CVCC words.
Manipulate the individual phonemes in “short i” CVC words with this set of differentiated CVC worksheets for kindergarten.
Manipulate the individual phonemes in words to create new ones with this set of four word chaining worksheets.
Practice building word chains involving CVC words with these word chain sequencing cards.
Manipulate the individual phonemes in “short u” CVC words to create new words with this set of differentiated worksheets.
Explore words containing long vowel sounds created by the magic e.
Manipulate the individual phonemes in “short e” words with this set of differentiated CVC words worksheets.
A set of cards to be used in a Guess Who? Board Game for students to consolidate their knowledge of CVC words.
Manipulate the individual phonemes in 3- and 4-letter words to create new ones with this set of word chain worksheets.
Introduce and explore consonant-vowel-consonant words with this extensive list of CVC words.
Bring a bit of fall into the classroom with an apple-themed rhyming word game for Preschool and Kindergarten.
Create word chains using CVC words with this engaging drag-and-drop phonics activity.
A frog themed poster for CVC words
Build real and nonsense words by blending onsets and rimes with an onset-rime dice roll literacy game
Practice spelling CVC words and manipulating their phonemes to create word chains with this fun-sized mini-book.
Master phoneme blending and segmentation with this phoneme sorting center activity.
Practice spelling CVC words and manipulating their phonemes to create word chains with this digital resource.
Manipulate the individual phonemes in “short o” CVC words to create new words with this set of differentiated worksheets.
Help these chilly word family penguins escape the frigid water by sorting them onto the correct ice floes.
Enhance your phonics lessons with a set of snowball-themed word family puzzles.
Color a path through the maze by identifying the changing phoneme to create a continuous word chain.
Build phonemic awareness and spelling skills with a football-themed word-building center.
Practice decoding and spelling CVC words with a fun Thanksgiving-themed matching game for kindergarten students.
Practice distinguishing short and long vowels with a Spring-themed short and long vowel sorting activity.
Teach your students to read short a words with a daily digital phonics instructional slide deck.