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CVCC and CCVC Word Chain Ladders - Worksheets

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Build word chains with CVCC and CCVC words using this set of printable phonics worksheets.

Change a Phoneme, Build a Word Chain!

Adding, deleting, and substituting the phonemes in words is a fundamental skill that leads to an increased understanding of letters and their corresponding sounds. The more our students can manipulate phonemes to create new words, the better their phonemic awareness will be!

This set of worksheets provides students with the opportunity to manipulate phonemes in order to create a continuous word chain. Students start at the top of the ladder and work their way down, changing one letter in the word each time. 

Multiple Applications for This Word Chaining Worksheet

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity as a:

  • Reading center activity
  • Lesson warm-up
  • Lesson wrap-up
  • Homework assignment
  • Whole-class review (via smartboard)

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

As this resource contains an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy, then photocopy the desired number of worksheets for your class.

You might also like to print a few copies on cardstock, then slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse. 

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


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