We’re halfway through our kindergarten year and students are working hard to listen for beginning, middle and ending sounds while working with CVC words. Even though many students have mastered this skill, there are plenty that still need to practice reading, writing and identifying CVC words. CVC words task cards are a great way to practice this skill in a new way. The more variety kids have with CVC words practice, the easier they will grasp the skill.
How To Use The Task Cards
To use these CVC words task cards, print the pages you would like to use and laminate them. These cards fit perfectly into photo bins you can find at your local craft stores, so they’re easy to organize. Place them in your word work or literacy centers for students to use during independent time.
To use, students will read the CVC word at the top of the card. Then, you can have students use either magnetic letters or dry erase markers to build the word. Finally, they can place a counter or place a check mark on the correct image that matches the CVC word on the card. They will repeat these steps using multiple cards to practice reading and building a variety of CVC words during their independent time.
Using Task Cards in Other Ways
These cards can also be used as a morning work activity to get students settled in for the day with a quiet, academic activity. Just lay a few cards at each student’s seat or assign the task cards to a different table each day and rotate them throughout the week.
I also enjoy using these during small groups or guided reading groups with students that need extra help reading and writing short vowel CVC words. We read the CVC word together, build or write it, find the image that matches and then I have students practice writing the CVC word on the back of the card for differentiation.
One final way to use these CVC words task cards is to put them in your fast finishers bin. If you have students that are notorious for finishing activities early and asking what they should do next, this is the perfect activity to keep them occupied. Once students know how to use the fast finishers bin, you can have them grab a few cards to practice reading and writing CVC words while their peers complete the task at hand.
CVC Words in the Classroom
Having a variety of CVC words activities up your sleeve will help your students understand the concept of reading and writing CVC words. I like to rotate the activities out each week or once all of the students have used the activity a few times. I keep everything laminated so they are easy to reuse a few weeks later, or even the following year.
There are so many ways to use these CVC words task cards in your kindergarten classroom. Students will love the addition of a new activity to practice reading and writing. I hope they have fun learning with these fun task cards!
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I have so many resources we use to work on reading and writing CVC words throughout the year! You can find even more activities by clicking on the image below!