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Spelling CVCC Words - Worksheets

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

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

Learning to Spell CVCC Words 

Some of the most straightforward words in our language are CVCC words – those containing an initial consonant sound, a vowel sound, a second consonant sound, and an ending consonant sound. Once students have mastered single letter-sound correspondences, they must practice decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) these simple four-letter words.

This comprehensive set of differentiated CVCC 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 made, providing a clue to the word needing spelled.

We’ve Done the Differentiation For You!

We understand that there is a vast 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 two differentiated versions of this worksheet, allowing you to cater to 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, empty letter boxes for each word, and 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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