CVC Words & Short Vowel Activities, Printables, and Games

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This short vowel resource is packed full of fun, hands-on activities to help your students learn to blend, segment, and read short vowel CVC words. The activities and interactive printables are great for guided reading, word work, small group instruction, literacy centers, morning work, intervention, homework, and homeschool classrooms.

This resource is filled with games, activities, printables, and short vowel worksheets. Students will practice blending, segmenting, word building, medial vowels, real and nonsense words, word families, beginning and ending sounds, & b and d reversals in an assortment of hands-on, engaging activities. These activities are appropriate for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Be sure to check out the preview to see if this is right for your students

18 low-prep engaging activities incluced:

Magnetic Tiles Activity: Blending & Segmenting

CVC Blending Worksheets

Word Building Bags Activity

CVC Word Building

Build a House: Real vs. Nonsense Words

Tap Light Phonemic Awareness Activity

Missing Vowels Printables

Missing Letters Worksheets

Ice Cream Words: Real vs. Nonsense Words

Bubble Gum Words: Short Vowel Sounds

Flower Power Short Vowel Game

Flip Flop Words: Beginning and ending sounds

CVC Word Drawings

Dab & Blend CVC printables

Following Directions Listening Activity

CUPS Word Puzzles

Word Family Cut and Paste Worksheet

"Bed" Word Game: b and d reversal

*Also includes CVC word list, CVC nonsense word list, CVC name list

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.


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