Sunday, 2 February 2014

CVC Words

Its that time of the school year where my little angels have started to read . They have understood the concept of blending sounds and are making an attempt to read simple sentences using their phonetic and sight word knowledge. As a teacher it is such an incredible feeling to see children read and make sense of what they are reading. To elevate children's interest in reading, i have been doing a lot of fun activities in small groups with them. The most favorite activity is with magnetic letters. Children select a picture and then make words.

I have also made CVC word family tins for them. They use a strip with the word family written on it and  place individual letters to read words.

I also found interesting word family strips from

I use a context while reading CVC Words in a large group. I tell children that all the letters are playing on a slide and some are scared to go down alone. So they need to take the help of another letter friend. For instance if it is word family 'it' that we are focusing on, the letter 'i' would need help. So his friend 't' would hold his hand and they would go down the slide together. I prompt children to take out the "it" sound. These letters wait at the bottom of the slide to catch other letter friends. Children instantly say  'kit' when letter 'k' comes down the slide.
It is a super fun way to teach them blending. Even the ones who need help while blending are able to read with this strategy.

After we finish reading on the flannel board, we sing a song to reinforce all the words .
The lyrics are as follows:
The letters /i/ /t/, they always says /it/
just like in the words 'kit' and 'sit'
and 'hit' and 'pit'
and 'lit' and 'bit'

k says/k/, put /k/ before /it/
/kit/ always says  kit
s says/s/ put /s/ before /it/
/sit/ always says sit 
h says/h/ put /h/ before /it/
/hit/ always says hit 
p says/p/ put /p/ before /it/
/pit/ always says pit 
l says/l/ put /l/ before /it/
/lit/ always says lit 
b says/b/ put /b/ before /it/
/bit/ always says bit 

The letters /i/ /t/, they always says /it/
just like in the words 'kit' and 'sit'
and 'hit' and 'pit'
and 'lit' and 'bit'

I have also created a CVC Word pack for my little kiddos 
CVC Words 
I am using the sheets from my pack to send for home practice. If you would like to purchase it, you can download it from my TPT Store.

The school year is about to end in India and i want to gear up for the next session. We start the year with introducing alphabets to our little kids and end by reading simple sentences, so i am working on an alphabet pack which would soon be available on my TPT store. I would like to end the post with some free downloadable sheets for CVC words. 
CVC Word Worksheets
Click on the link below to download them.

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