This activity is a CVC (consonant/vowel/consonant) activity. It has 10 activity pages. Each page has CVC pictures with 3 boxes next to the object. On the bottom of each page are the letters needed to make the each CVC word.
To help children hear the isolated sounds in CVC words and to practice recognizing and producing those sounds. To help children manipulate letters to create words.
Common Core and VPK Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.2.D – Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three- phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.1.A – Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2 – Demonstrates understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.D – Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
What is this activity?
This activity helps support children that are practicing sounding out CVC words. This activity is stepping stone to actually writing CVC words because the children do not have to have full alphabet knowledge to start practicing this important early reading skill.
Why is this activity important for early literacy?
Learning how to hear the individual sounds in CVC words has great impact on many areas of children’s early literacy acquisition. First, when children are given a lot of modeling of teachers segmenting and then putting together CVC words students are developing their phonemic awareness strength. When a child can practice sounding out all 3 sounds in a CVC word and put it back together, he/she is strengthening his/her short term memory. In order to put the word together after sounding out all 3 sounds, he/she has to remember what the first sound was by the time he/she gets to the ending sound. Practicing sounding out CVC words early on has immense benefits when a child start to learn to read. When a child learns to read, majority of early books are comprised of 3 types of words; sight words, unknown words, and words that are represented in the picture on the page. Most children master the reading strategies “Look for Picture Clues” first. They then must tackle the more difficult words: the sight words and unknown words. A child that has been modeled and has practiced sounding out CVC words will have faster success at sounding out unknown words.