These free printable short O CVC words worksheets are great for helping kindergarten and pre-k students sound out words as they learn to read. There are two short O CVC word worksheets with an easy word search, word bank, and space to practice writing each word. I hope your little learner enjoys this no-prep CVC word activity!
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What are CVC words?
CVC words are three letter words spelled with a consonant, a vowel, and a final consonant. They are typically among the first words that a child learns to sound out as eatery learn how to read.
I chose to teach the alphabet phonetically and focus on short vowel sounds first, so that’s how I’m teaching CVC words. This is because short vowel sounds are more common in English than long vowels. Long vowel sounds “say their name” like the o in snow, toe, and go.
CVC words are featured heavily in the popular BOB books. If you have a child who’s learned most of their letters and is ready to start sounding out words, I high recommend the BOB Book series. My 4.5 year old was glowing with delight when she figured out she could sound out and recognize the words in her first BOB Books!
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- Beginning Readers.
- Recommended for Ages 4+, Grade PK - 1.
There are 12 short o CVC words featured in these worksheets:
The word search is simple so even preschool and kindergarten children can solve it. Words are only written in normal reading order from left to right. Words are not hidden diagonally or backwards.
How to use this CVC word activity
It’s easy to print and use these short a CVC worksheets with your child or students. The PDF can also be used on a tablet with a note-taking app or with the markup feature.
If you haven’t used this type of activity sheet with your child before, you may want to show them how to work the word search. Don’t assume your child won’t be able to solve the word search. At 4.5 years old, my daughter caught on very quickly when I explained the word search to her. She finds it easiest to circle each individual letter. Your child may prefer this, too.
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I hope you enjoy using this short letter o CVC activity! Make sure to check out these additional literacy resources while you’re here on The Artisan Life: