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Spelling CCVC Words - Worksheets (Differentiated)

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

Develop students’ ability to segment and blend the sounds in CCVC words with this set of differentiated worksheets.

Learning to Spell CCVC Words 

Some of the simplest words in our language are CCVC words – those containing an initial consonant sound, a second consonant sound, a vowel sound, and an ending consonant sound. Once students have mastered single letter-sound correspondences, it is time to practise decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) these simple four-letter words.

This comprehensive set of differentiated CCVC spelling worksheets has been designed to help your students practice these fundamental encoding skills. Each set includes a worksheet for the five short vowel sounds: short a, short e, short i, short o, and short u. Students are required to:

  • Look at the picture and identify the word.
  • Segment the word into its sounds.
  • Write the corresponding graphemes for each sound into the boxes provided. 

Note: The first sound is already done, as this provides a clue to the word needing to be spelled.

We’ve Done the Differentiation For You!

We understand that there is a huge range of diverse learning abilities in any primary classroom, and that catering for every child’s needs is never easy! That is why we have provided two differentiated versions of this worksheet, allowing you to cater for all learners. Each set of worksheets has subtle differences, as follows:

  • Set 1: Pictures and blank letter boxes only for each word.
  • Set 2: Pictures and blank letter boxes for each word, plus a bank of letters for students to choose from.

Answers for both sets of worksheets are also provided.

Download the File Format That Suits You

Use the dropdown arrow next to the Download button to choose between the Google Slides or PDF version of 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 worksheets for students to complete.

Additionally, project the worksheets onto a screen and work through them as a class.

This resource was created by Kendall Britnell, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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