Decoding Fluency Drills: CVCe {Phonics Fast Reads}

Hollie Griffith
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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  1. This is the bundle of my daily phonics drills. Click on the individual units for a more in depth look at what is included in this bundle. Read about how I use these Fast Reads in my classroom HERE!Phonics Fast Reads: Letter Recognition and IdentificationThe first set of Fast Reads reinforces letter
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These CVCe Phonics Fast Reads are perfect for children who are just beginning to read CVCe words or those students who are struggling to decode quickly. Each Fast Read focuses on a specific long vowel. The last Fast Read in this bundle includes a mix up of all CVCe words! These phonics fast reads are designed to move students from slowly blending words to a level where decoding is habitual and automatic.

Read more about house I use decoding drills in my classroom HERE.

Included in this bundle:

  • a_e
  • i_e
  • o_e
  • u_e
  • CVCe Mix Up

Why did I create these Fast Reads?

I created these cards for the first grade students in my own classroom. After introducing a new phonics pattern my students need practice reading and applying the skills that they have just learned. I love using these cards as a warm up in guided reading groups. Then, I like to give my students paper copies so they can practice reading at their seats, sort the words by patterns, and use paint dabbers to find phonics patterns in their individual books.

The Research

I created these Fast Reads as a way to improve fluency. According the the National Reading Panel, a few things are critical of good reading instruction.

Explicit instruction in phonemic awareness

Systematic phonics instruction

Methods to improve fluency

How do I use these cards in my classroom?

Use them with individual students.

Use them as a warm up in guided reading groups.

Send them home with parents as a tool to practice at home.

These cards are perfect for parent volunteers. It takes all of the guess work out of instruction.

How do I prepare the Fast Reads?

I like to print on cardstock and combine the cards with a metal ring at the top corner. If you are printing them so that individual students can take them home, you can print on white paper and staple the side.

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