My best-selling Secret CVC Words
have now gone digital! You can use these on just about any computer that can open a PDF. They're so much fun to do whole group on an interactive whiteboard, in partners or independently on a computer! Many teachers have been using my paper versions of these centers in digital ways for years but this makes it way easier, way more interactive, and way more fun!
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Kids love being word detectives and figuring out the secret word. Just like my paper version, kids look at the beginning sound of each picture to figure out what letter it starts with to figure out each secret CVC word. In these interactive game versions, kids drag the letter into the box below the picture to build their word. If they want to change the letter in the box, they simply drag the letter they want to change it to into the box and it automatically changes it for them. They can also hit "Reset" to put all their letters back and start fresh. Once they're finished building each word, they'll press the "Submit" button. If they're correct, a kid holding a "Good Job!" star will appear on the screen and take them to the next secret word to figure out. If it is incorrect, a kid holding a "Try Again!" chalkboard will appear to let them know to rebuild the word. It will bring them back to the screen with the word and letters they chose (it doesn't reset the letters) so they don't have to start over. They can review the letters they chose to try to figure out which letter or letters are incorrect. Being able to check it after knowing it's incorrect helps build valuable skills and also avoids the frustration of having to start over. If they want to start over completely new, they can just hit the "Reset" button to send all the letters back. The game doesn't allow the child to skip any words so it is self-checking and if they finish the set, you know they did them all correctly :)
There are also optional recording sheets included where you can have students write down the words they figured out as they make them. It makes it a fun detective type activity and has the accountability aspect but it's fun without using them too!
There are 6 different games in this set - short a CVC words, short e CVC words, short i CVC words, short o CVC words, and short u CVC words that all include 10 words and a CVC mix set with all the short vowels mixed up which includes all 50 words from the individual short vowel sets. I recommend doing each short vowel set individually then the big mixed game as a challenging review. You could also just do the 10-word short vowel sets and have your higher kids do the mix. These are also great to use on your interactive whiteboard to do whole group or to have as a rotation for centers. They're a lot of fun to do together! If you have students do them individually, there is a super fun stars challenge I included that they can try to complete. Once a child completes all the words in one of the 6 sets, a congratulatory page appears. It has kid superheroes on it congratulating them and also a star with what skill they just mastered (i.e. short a) written inside the star. This helps you, as the teacher and/or parent, to see which set each child just completed. It also gives the option (as a button) to play the same set again which makes it really easy to cycle kids on the computer to each get a turn playing/completing the game so when a child finishes and sees the star screen, they can tap the next person to play who can simply press the button to restart the set. So easy! This screen also says to press "Esc" on the keyboard to exit full screen (if they're finished or to choose another set to work on).
One fun way I love to use these is for kids to collect their secret stars and they absolutely LOVE this. Since that screen shows a star with a skill written in the middle (like "Short A," for example) once they complete a set you can tell them that when they see that star, they get to keep it! I included black and white star sheets you can print for each child that has 6 stars on it for each games in this set (short a, short e, short i, short o, short u, and CVC mix). I also included sheets of each set's star in color so kids can cut out the star in color and glue it on top of the black and white star to fill up their star sheet. It's super motivating and exciting for them to fill up their star sheet! I also included black and white versions of the stars to cut out and place on top so if you don't want to use color ink, you can print them on color copy paper instead. You can make it really cute this way by using a different color of copy paper for each skill (short a stars are on pink paper, short e stars are on orange paper, short i stars are on yellow paper, etc.) to make their star sheet very colorful! For even more simplicity, you could also just have them color in the star for the skill they mastered with a crayon to fill their star sheet. There are so many fun ways to use them! They're totally optional though - they can just play like a fun educational computer game as well! I provided the star challenge option and recording sheet options to give you a lot of variety, differentiation, and flexibility to make these perfect for your classroom and kids.
I'm so excited to finally share these with you and I hope your kids love them!