About half-way through the school year I begin to introduce words that have consonant-vowel-consonant spelling patterns, or CVC words for short (some examples include the words hat, pig, etc).
I created this page to share some of the resources and activities that I have used in the classroom to help teach these words to students.
1. This is a list of CVC words with pictures that I printed, glued onto index cards and laminated: cvc-word-list
I use these a couple of different ways. I use the word cards to informally assess students to see if they can sound out the words. You can also show students a picture of the word and have them try to create the word with letter magnets. Another way that I use these cards is have students match the word with the picture card. Here is a picture:
2. Here is a large version of CVC words with pictures that students can use with letter tiles to match letters and practice spelling words. Just print them out, cut them into half-sheets, then glue onto a piece of construction paper (or you could just print them on cardstock, probably easier) and then laminate. After I laminated them, I hole punched them and placed them on rings for students to use during their table activities. You can purchase this item
3. Here is another version of the CVC word mats, but students use the Elokin boxes to place letters to create the words. cvc-words-big-version-spelling
4. Here is an example of a CVC word worksheet I created for extra practice for my students: cvc-word-worksheetUpdate 3/8/2009: I just found this webpage that has lists for word families, this is a great teaching resource! Word Families and Rhyming Words List Update 3/22/2009: I found this great website that is full of worksheets and materials related to CVC words: First School Years CVC Word Page