3 Fun CVC Word Games
Are you looking for CVC word games to keep your kiddos engaged in blending and phoneme segmentation? I am excited to share with you these 3 Fun CVC word games, tips, and free CVC worksheets to get you started.
What are CVC Words?
CVC stands for consonant-vowel-consonant. CVC words are 3 letter words, made up from a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern. Examples of CVC words include hat, bib, hip, fun, etc.
What are CVC Word Families?
CVC word families are a group of words that have the same vowel-consonant ending. For example, the -at family would consist of words such as hat, bat, mat, cat, fat, rat, and so on.
In my CVC Bundle, there are games, decodable books, sound boxes, writing worksheets, word building activities, recording sheets, cvc word cards, and weekly assessments for 17 word families. That’s right, there is everything you need to teach and assess the following CVC word families: _ad, _ag, _at, _ap, _an, _ig, _ill, _ip, _in, _it, _og, _op, _ot, _et, _en, _un, and _ug.
CVC word families are typically taught during the second half of kindergarten, and reviewed throughout first grade.
CVC Task Cards
CVC task cards can be used in many ways. Therefore, once you purchase one set of CVC task cards, you can print multiple copies, and use them for activities such as a scoot game, write the room, and for assessments. Let’s take a closer look at how you can use these CVC Task Cards.
1. CVC Scoot Game
Let’s first get started with this simple CVC scoot game. Play a scoot game as a whole class phonics game or as a small group reading intervention. If in a whole group, you can give each child a recording sheet, and place a CVC task card at each desk. The students then scoot from desk to desk, rotating all the way around the room, until the recording sheet is complete.
2. CVC Write the Room:
The kiddos love write the room activities. It’s amazing watching their confidence levels sky-rocket when you give them a little bit of freedom. Simply hang the cvc task cards all around the room – low enough for the kids to see them. Give them clipboards, a recording sheet, and send them around the room. When they find a cvc task card, they say the word, practice segmenting sounds, and write the cvc word independently. As you can see, this is a fun way for your active learners to practice phoneme segmentation. Phoneme segmentation is the ability to break apart the sounds in the words. For example, cat would sound like /c/ /a/ /t/.
While one or two groups of kiddos are working on the CVC write the room, another group can be working with CVC sound boxes and word work, while you are working with a guided reading group.
3. CVC Assessment
Using these CVC word games as an assessment is a fun alternative, and excellent tool, for progress monitoring. For example, when giving assessments in kindergarten, I would assess individually or in small groups. There would be 1-4 kiddos sitting around my guided reading table, each with their own recording sheet. I would flash the cvc task card, say the word 2-3 times, and they would write the word on the recording sheet. When done, I would have a completed assessment that I could keep in their student file. Doing this 2-3 times throughout the year provides a collection of assessments that I could use for RTI meetings.
If I was looking for a shorter, less formal CVC assessment, I would give the kiddos a dry erase board rather than a recording sheet. Each kiddo would get a picture card, say it, and write the CVC word on the dry erase board. This was a quick way to check their progress.
When doing this cvc word game individually with each student, I would get a true understanding of their phonemic awareness, blending skills, and writing skills. Therefore, it truly is a valid phonics assessment for the middle to end of the year.
As you can see, these CVC task cards can be used in many ways. Thank you for letting me share how I used the cards for CVC word games, including scoot games, write the room, and as a fun way to assess the kids’ ability to blend and segment words in kindergarten. In addition to these 3 fun cvc word games, the task cards are also great for building vocabulary and speech, a mini-lesson on phonemic awareness, a printable activity for reading intervention tutors, a parent volunteer activity, an early finisher activity, in a morning work tub, or as an phonics activity in a writing center. The list goes on and on! One purchase, many uses!
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