Phonics Activities CVCC Words: The free resource available to download from this page is based on synthetic phonics principles. The worksheets provide a blueprint for parents and classroom teachers to complete specific synthetic phonics activities in the classroom or at home, particularly in these difficult times with COVID-19 impacting school communities throughout the world.
The activities to be released in the coming months will focus attention on the structure of simple CVCC, CCVC, and CCVCC words and the many word combinations that can be formed from the five short vowels: a e i o u.
Word list for completion…
dots, milk, vest, hand, wink, belt, pond, soft, wind, sink, jump, nest, best, lift, left, pest, wept, film, gift, limp, list, link, mist, bump, dust, gulp, gust, hunt, rust, tusk, wisp, felt
Each of the target words is a CVCC word. That is, each word has four sounds, three are consonant sounds (C), and one is a vowel sound (V). In these activities the vowels are all short vowels – a i o e u - and are consistently the same sound when sound ing out and spelling.
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Note that each set of three words has accompanying pictures sourced from clip-art. Each set of boxes becomes increasingly difficult, and students should not initially attempt to complete the exercises independently.
The synthetic phonics worksheets should not be viewed as a replacement for classroom based structured synthetic phonics tuition but viewed more as a support for systematic, classroom based tuition and for when your students are working through decodable readers.