Teaching a child to learn how to read is exciting! Once a child has worked on phonemic awareness and letter names, they can move onto segmenting and blending 3 letter CVC words. This is a skill that requires a LOT of practice! CVC words are incredibly rewarding for children to read. They begin to understand that by blending letter sounds together, they can produce words! Laying a strong foundation in segmenting, blending and fluently reading CVC words can greatly boost confidence for beginning readers.
WHAT ARE CVC WORDS?
CVC words are words that follow a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern, such as cat, bed, pig, dog, and run. They contain a short vowel in the middle.
WHY TEACH CVC WORDS?
By teaching CVC words, we lay a strong foundation for phonics. We give children the tools they need to break the reading code. Phonics is the connection between graphemes (letter symbols) and sounds. When we teach phonics systematically and directly, students are able to build a foundation that adds to their reading tool kit. CVC words are the first set of reading instruction that a child will need to master to become a fluent reader.
CVC BIG ENDLESS BUNDLE: The Bundle that Keeps on Giving!
I wanted to create a bundle of resources that would help students practice and master CVC words in a variety of hands-on, fun and engaging ways! The CVC BIG Endless Bundle turns reading into a game while giving students multiple opportunities to practice decoding, reading, and spelling CVC words! This bundle of CVC resources is a “special” bundle that will continue to grow, and grow and GROW! Once you buy into this special bundle, you will get all the updates for FREE at NO ADDITIONAL cost! Each time a new resource is added to the bundle, the price goes up! The earlier you buy into the bundle, the better. The packets in this bundle can be used for literacy centers, homework, small group, guided reading, extra practice, early finishers and more!
What Packets are Currently Included in the CVC BIG Endless Bundle?
Packet #1: CVC Word List Cards
These CVC Word List Cards provide students the reading practice they need with their newly learned phonics skill. The format is fun, engaging and gives students a sense of success as they move through the lists. The words are large enough so that students don’t feel overwhelmed when reading a list of CVC words. Add some letters and let students read and BUILD CVC words. You can grab the magnetic letters HERE. Watch their confidence soar as they hear themselves read entire lists of words!
Packet #2: CVC Segmenting and Blending
Segmenting and Blending Cards provide students the opportunity to isolate (segment) individual sounds (phonemes) within words and blend them together. Each CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) word on the card has three dots and an arrow. Sometimes it is difficult for beginning/struggling readers to sound out words because they are so close together. However, the dots help students isolate each sound and the arrow helps them to blend the sounds together to form a word.
***50 Cards Included/ 600 Words within the set***
Packet #3: Fluency Sentences
These CVC Fluency Sentence Cards allow students the reading practice they need with their newly learned phonics skills. The format is fun and engaging, and it gives students a sense of success. The words are large enough so they don’t feel overwhelmed when reading the sentences. Each card includes a simple starter sentence comprised of sight words and CVC words. The repetition in the starter sentences helps students focus on fluency and reading a CVC word in context. Students read the sentence and then circle the picture that matches the CVC word. ***50 Cards Included***
Packet #4: Word Searches
CVC Word Search cards are a fun way for students to sound out and find CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) words in a word search! Since most kids love word searches, this is a great way to keep the reading process fresh and exciting!
Each Word Search card has only 6 words for students to find. The large letters in a simple font helps students from becoming overwhelmed. Each word list will focus on a short vowel CVC word (a, e, i, o, and u). The remaining lists will be a mixed review. In the list below, students will find the words fan, bat, cat, map, ham and bag in the word search. ***50 Cards Included***
Packet #5: CVC Type it Out!
CVC Type it Out allows students to practice reading, sounding out and typing CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) words. Students read the CVC word in the word bank at the top of the card and then type out the word on their keyboard.
You can easily turn this activity into a more engaging center by adding a real keyboard! Place a card on the keyboard and let students type each word. This hands-on and engaging way of practicing CVC words will make learning exciting! Watch this center become a favorite with your students!
This set of CVC Type it Out cards starts out with single word families or short vowels and then moves onto a mixed review. Typing out the word families is sure to help build confidence, and the mixed review will help build accuracy. ***50 Cards Included***
Packet #6: CVC Stretch it Out!
CVC Stretch it Out is a great way to support beginning/struggling readers. Students see a picture of a CVC word. They color the beginning, medial and ending sound by stretching out the word. Next, student write the word on the lines or in the box. There are 2 versions of these cards. The first version has lines to assist in writing the words neatly. The second version has an open box for students who do not need the lines or for stamping out the words. Each version has 50 cards. The cards are broken down in short vowel sounds for building confidence and mixed review cards for practicing accuracy. The mixed review cards provide students with more of a challenge as they are required to hear each sound. ***2 Sets at 100 Cards Included***
Packet #7: CVC Gumballs!
CVC Gumballs is a fun way for kids to practice spelling and writing CVC words! Students identify the gumballs that match the word family written at the top, write the words on the lines and color or cover the gumball if they spell it correctly. There are 43 games in this set. The cards progress from individual word families (19 total word families) to help build confidence to a mixed review of 24 cards to help build fluency and reading accuracy.
Packet #8: CVC 5 in a Row
CVC 5 in a Row turns reading into a game! For this game, students can play by themselves or with a partner. They roll a die, read the CVC word that matches their roll, and then cover a picture to match. If playing with a partner, the first person with 5 in a row, wins! If students play by themselves, the game is over once they have 5 in a row.
There are 50 games in this set. The cards progress from individual word families (22 total word families) to help build confidence to a mixed review of 28 cards to help build fluency and reading accuracy.
Packet #9: Spin and Write
CVC Spin and Write works with CVC word families. Word families, also know as phonograms (chunks) can make the reading process easier for some students. Students learn to hear and read familiar patterns in word families quickly and fluently. Teaching word families can also help children recognize spelling patterns.
The CVC Spin and Write Set works with 32 individual word families. They allow students to focus on reading and spelling one word family at a time.
Most students love to play games. Word family activities/games are a great way to reach all types of learners. In the CVC Spin and Write game, students use a paperclip and pencil to spin the word family and write the word family on the line. Each card allows students to write 10 words for each word family.
Packet 10: Spin and Cover
CVC Spin and Cover works with word families. Word families, also know as phonograms (chunks) can make the reading process easier for students. Students learn to hear and read familiar patterns in word families quickly and fluently. Teaching word families can also help children recognize spelling patterns.
Since this game works with 2-4 word families at a time, it is best that this activity is introduced to students who have had plenty of opportunities to practice word families one at a time. Most students love to play games. Word family activities/games are a great way to reach all types of learners. In the CVC Spin and Cover game, students use a paperclip and pencil (or a spinner) to spin the word family. They find a picture that matches the word family they spin. This packets includes 40 Spin and Cover Cards! A master list is provided for all sets.
Packet #11: Box it Up
CVC Box it Up helps students spell CVC words. After learning how to sound out CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) words, beginning and/or struggling readers need opportunities to spell CVC words. The CVC Box it Up set has two versions in this packet! The first version has a word bank for student support, and the second set is without a word bank for more independent practice.
Since beginning readers must master phonics skills, the one-to-one sound boxes help build spelling and phoneme segmentation fluency.
Packet #11: Decodable Sentences
CVC Decodable Sentences is a simple way to build CVC fluency and confidence in reading full sentences. These simple sentences give students the opportunity to practice reading CVC words along with simple sight words by applying decoding skills of segmenting and blending.
There are 159 cards (2 versions) in this packet. The cards are broken down into 3 sets, with three-word, four-word, and 5-word sentences. Each sentence is broken down into CVC words and basic sight words. The CVC words have 3 dots to help students segment (isolate) the sounds and an arrow to help students blend (combine) the sounds into a word. The segmenting and blending dots provide beginning readers with the structure and support they need to build confidence and fluency when sounding out words. The sight words have one dot to indicate that these are words that we do NOT sound out, but rather read on demand.
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