Develop students’ ability to segment and blend the sounds in CVC words with this set of differentiated worksheets.
Learning to Spell CVC Words
Some of the simplest words in our language are CVC words – those containing an initial consonant sound, a middle vowel sound, and an ending consonant sound. Once students have mastered single letter-sound correspondences, it is time to practice decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) these basic words.
This comprehensive set of differentiated CVC 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 initial, middle, and end sound.
- Write the corresponding letters for each sound into the boxes provided.
We’ve Done the Differentiation For You!
We understand that there is a huge range of diverse learning abilities in any early years classroom, and that catering to every child’s needs is never easy! That is why we have provided three differentiated versions of this worksheet, allowing you to cater to above-level, on-level, and below-level 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.
- Set 3: Pictures and letter boxes for each word, plus a bank of letters for students to choose from, plus the initial letter already filled in.
Answers for all sets of worksheets are also provided.
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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.