These free printable short vowel CVC word I Spy pages are fun for pre-k and kindergarten students who are working on CVC sight words. Each page features 12 CVC words and an image bank to find and color the appropriate short vowel words. There are five pages and images are grouped according to the middle vowel – a, e, i, o, or u. I hope your little learner enjoys!
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What are CVC words?
CVC words are short, three letter words spelled in a consonant, vowel, consonant pattern. They are usually among the first words that a child learns to sound out and recognize as sight words.
CVC words are commonly used to teach reading, like in the popular BOB Books series. BOB Books are empowering for young learners because they can read the entire book with just a few letters. The stories seem simple to adults, but kids are so proud when they read the whole book! My daughter loves her Series 1 Bob Books.
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These I Spy pages feature short vowel CVC words. Short vowel sounds are more common in English than long vowels. That’s why many parents and educators teach them first. Even if you don’t know the term, you’re probably already familiar with short vowel sounds. They’re the sound in common words like cat, hat, sat, and pat.
Long vowel sounds are the vowels that “say their name.” The “a” in both say and name are long vowel sounds. “Cape” is another example of a word with a long a sound. We are not using long a words in today’s worksheets – only short a CVC words.
Short vowels can be especially difficult for English Language Learners because short vowels aren’t really used in romance languages like Spanish and French. (My Spanish-speaking father-in-law says English is very confusing because of the different vowel sounds.)
Materials needed for CVC I Spy worksheets
It’s easy to print and use these short a CVC I Spy pages with your child or students. The PDFs can also be used on a tablet with a note-taking app or with the markup feature. Each page has 12 words with their matching images. There are also a handful of “distractor” images in the image bank area.
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Instead of using a dry erase marker, we like to use use Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 pencils. They don’t have ink so they don’t smell and they’re easy to wash off. They do cost more than dry erase markers, but they’re totally worth it when the pencil washes right off of something (like the wall in your rented home…) They also color and write really well on page protectors and laminated pages. Stop by this post with dinosaur coloring pages to see them in use.
Free printable short vowel CVC word I Spy worksheets download area
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I hope you and your little learner enjoy these free short vowel CVC word worksheets! Make sure to check back again soon for additional CVC word resources. In the meantime, here are more early literacy printables: