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CVC Word Chains - Interactive Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Practice spelling CVC words and manipulating their phonemes to create word chains with this digital resource.

Build CVC Words with Word Chaining Exercises 

The ability to distinguish and manipulate the distinct sounds in words is a fundamental aspect of phonemic awareness. This engaging digital resource has been designed to help students practice spelling CVC words and manipulating their phonemes to make new words.

Each of the word-chaining activity slides contains three images. Students look at the first picture, then spell out the word on their dry-erase board. Then students will see the complete word and instructions for changing a letter to make a new word.  The process continues with students looking at the next picture and following the directions to change the letter. Once the third word has been completed, a word chain has been formed! 

This interactive resource is designed to be used in whole groups or small groups. Each new word and set of word-chaining instructions is triggered by a mouse click.

Multiple Applications for This CVC Spelling Activity

The applications of this resource are as diverse as the learners in your class! This versatile phonics resource can be used in your classroom in various ways.

Independent Activity

Allow more-confident students to work through the resource independently by assigning the activity in Google classroom and having them work through it independently on their marker boards. Ensure that the students complete the activity in Presentation Mode.

Targeted Group Activity

Work on the resource as a targeted support activity with a group of less-confident learners. While working on each slide, scaffold how to segment each word into its phonemes. Support students in identifying which phoneme within the word is changing.

Whole-Class Lesson 

Project the presentation onto your interactive whiteboard and work through the slides as a whole-class lesson or review. Your students will need dry-erase boards or a sheet of paper to record their words.

Download, Project, Teach!

Click the Download button to access the interactive Google Slides document.

This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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