Blend to Read CVC Words With Keyword Pictures

Just Ask Judy
Grade Levels
K - 1st
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
96 total; 93 usable
Share this resource
Just Ask Judy

Also included in

  1. Here’s a money-saving bundle of two phonics resources, one digital resource for use with Google SlidesTM and one activity to print. They are designed to support beginning or struggling students as they learn to decode CVC words in kindergarten and first grade. These resources were crafted by Judy,
    Save $3.00


Here is a set of 180 word cards designed to support beginning or struggling students as they learn to decode CVC words in kindergarten and first grade. Each word card has a three-letter short vowel word without consonant blends or digraphs. With these word cards, there is no mystery to solve or puzzle to figure out. There is a specific key word picture for easy reference above each letter to assist your students with letter-sound correspondence. There is a dot below each letter. Students will touch each dot and say the sound that letter represents, using the key word picture as needed. Then, they will blend the sounds together to read the word as they sweep their finger along the arrow. This easy to prepare resource includes 40 short a, 24 short e, 40 short i, 40 short o, and 36 short u word cards in color and black/ white. I have included both common and less common CVC words. Use these cards in your small guided, intervention, and resource groups. Be sure to check out a free sample of this resource!

I have used a consistent set of key word pictures. I added a one-page reference chart; in color and black/ white to this resource on July 16, 2019. You can download a free set of Letter/ Sound Picture Cards with the same key word pictures.

Click to see the digital version for Google SlidesTM or the money-saving bundle with print plus digital.

This resource was crafted by Judy, a teacher with a master’s degree and more than 35 years of teaching experience.

This resource includes 93 usable pages:

  • 1 page teacher information
  • 45 pages color CVC word cards (4 per page)
  • 1 page color letter/ sound key word picture reference chart
  • 45 pages black/ white CVC word cards (4 per page)
  • 1 page black/ white letter/ sound key word picture reference chart


Additional Resources You Might Like


High Frequency Words


Follow My Store

★Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower. You will now receive email updates about new resources and discounts. New resources are often 50% off for the first 48 hours!



Please provide constructive feedback for this resource. My goal is to create quality instructional resources that you are able to use in your classroom.


How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:

Please go to your My Purchases page. Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the resource. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases.


Total Pages
96 total; 93 usable
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up