Thursday, January 19, 2017

CVC Fun and freebies!


In Kindergarten, I spent a lot of time with CVC words. Why? Because they encompass a variety of skills and students are generally successful since they are simple.  We use CVC words to work on beginning sounds, middle sounds, ending sounds, isolating phonemes, segmenting, blending, rhyming, fluency... the possibilities are endless. I wanted to share a few of the activities we do and share a few freebies for you to try out with your kids! Every activity shown is part of my CVC Bundle on TPT and is also listed individually in my store. 


We do this Build, Blend, and Write activity during guided reading.  I usually focus on one medial vowel at a time, then mix them up after they've all been taught.  The kids pick a picture card, spell the word out with letter tiles/magnetic letters/blocks/whatever.  Then they practice isolating the sounds then blending them together. Finally, they write the word on the lines. 

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My kids love working with anything new and different. We don't pull stamps out all that often, so they are super exciting every time! Again, I focus on a medial vowel at a time with these CVC Stampers.


 

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These CVC Matching Mats are also great to save for guided reading.  Each kid picks a word or picture card and matches it to the correct word or picture card on the mat.


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My kids LOVE using clothespins at a Clip and Flip station and I love that they get in a little fine motor!  I also am a sucker for self-checking stations.  At this station, I either put out picture cards where students read through the words and choose the correct one or word cards where students choose the correct picture.  I put a little sticker on the back to show the correct answer and laminate over the sticker so you can't feel it!

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I sometimes struggle to find independent ways for young learners to practice fluency.  Love these CVC Fluency Passages for some independent practice!  We do a different passage for each CVC word family.  The kids read the pyramid passage, adding a word each time.  Lots of opportunity for repeated reading here! They highlight all the word family words (why do kids love highlighters so much?!) Then they write the word family words at the bottom and illustrate.


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 These codebreakers are super fun and engaging for the kids!  I either laminate the cards and let them write with dry erase or put letter tiles/magnetic letters in the station to build words.  We do codebreakers a couple different ways.  Sometimes we decode the words using a secret doodle code and sometimes we use beginning sound pictures! Kids spell out the word, and blend the sounds together.  You can make it self checking by write the word on the back of the card.

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Spin and Write is another great independent activity.  The kids use a pencil and paperclip to spin a letter, they write the letter in front of a word family and determine whether it's a real or nonsense word.  Nonsense word are apparently hilarious, by the way. At the bottom, they choose 1 real word they made to illustrate. 



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 This tablet themed write and wipe is fun and interactive for the kids.  I usually introduce them by medial vowel.  The kids identify the picture, write the words in the boxes using dry erase marker, then they "type" the words using the keyboard image.  I usually write the word on the back to make it self checking, but the boxes also help with that!

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I love these Write and Finds but I am such a sucker for word searches.  Did anyone else absolutely love word searches and get super competitive about them as a kid? No?  The kids look at the pictures and write the CVC words. Then, they go up to the word search to find their words! We just use crayons to color the words, but throw a highlighter in the mix and you will be the best.teacher.ever! 


We do TONS of other stuff to work on CVC words.  A couple more favorites are writing them in sand, swapping the sounds to make word letters, and building them with magnetic letters. What are some of your favorite CVC activities?

Everything I showed you above is apart of this CVC Mega Bundle if you're interested.  I hope you enjoy your freebie pages! 


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