These free printable short e CVC words worksheets are great for helping kinders and pre-kinders practice their letters and sounding out words. There are two short e CVC word worksheets with a simple word search, word bank, and space to practice writing each word. I hope your little learner enjoys!
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What are CVC words?
CVC words are consonant/vowel/consonant words. They are short, three letter words that 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 great for young learners because they can read the entire book with just a few letters. (The storyline may not be riveting to you, but your little learner's joy at reading alone will make up for it.)
- Sold as 1 Each.
- Beginning Readers.
- Recommended for Ages 4+, Grade PK - 1.
There are several different word families of CVC words and various ways to teach and organize them. For example, you might teach -at words together (bat, cat, sat, mat) or focus on words that share a middle vowel sound. I prefer to teach the alphabet phonetically and focus on short vowel sounds first, so that's also how I'm teaching CVC words.
Short vowel sounds are more common in English than long vowels. 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 bed, fed, pet, and set.
Long vowel sounds are the vowels that "say their name." Conveniently, the "a" in both say and name are long vowel sounds! The e's in "seed" and "weed" are long e sounds. We are not using long e words in today's worksheets - only short e CVC words.
There are 12 short e CVC words featured in these worksheets:
The word search is simple and only has words written in normal reading order from left to right. Words are not hidden diagonally or backwards.
Materials needed for CVC worksheets
It's easy to print and use these short a CVC worksheets with your child or students. The PDFs can also be used on a tablet with a note-taking app or with the markup feature.
If your child is new to this type of activity, you may want to help them sound out the words or help them write letters in the appropriate boxes. What they're capable of may surprise you - the first time my daughter (4.5 at the time of writing) sat down with a simple sight word word search, she started circling letters and finding words! Circling individual letters may be easier for your child than circling the whole word at once.
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I hope you and your little learner enjoy these free short e CVC word worksheets! Make sure to check back again soon for additional CVC word resources. In the meantime, here are more early literacy printables: