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Unlock Early Reading Success: The Ultimate CVC Words List and Teaching Tips


Tired of dry, uninspiring word lists that leave your students yawning? We've got you covered with a meticulously curated collection of CVC words that will capture your little learners' imaginations. But that's not all – we're also sharing our secret sauce: a treasure trove of engaging activities and innovative techniques that will turn your classroom into a vibrant, interactive learning playground.

SmartPrep CVC Wordlist

Enhance your phonics curriculum with these creative activities designed to help your students master CVC words through engaging and hands-on learning experiences.

Interactive Word Walls

Create a dynamic word wall where students can interact with CVC words. Include movable letters so students can form words themselves, enhancing their understanding of word structures and phonics.

How to Set Up:

  1. Use a large bulletin board or a section of your classroom wall.
  2. Post large, colorful letters representing different CVC word families like -at, -en, -ig.
  3. Provide sets of letter cards that students can stick to the wall to form words. For example, for the -at family, provide letters like c, h, m, r, and s to form cat, hat, mat, rat, and sat.
  4. Include pictures corresponding to the words to reinforce understanding and add visual interest.

Activity Idea:

  1. Have a daily or weekly challenge where students are asked to add a new word to the wall. This can be part of a morning routine or a break activity.

CVC Word Bingo

Make learning fun with bingo games tailored to CVC words. This activity can help reinforce sound and letter recognition while keeping the energy high in your classroom.

Materials Needed:

  1. Bingo cards with a grid of CVC words (you can create these cards with different CVC words on each card to ensure variety).
  2. Small markers or chips for covering words.
  3. A set of cards or a list of CVC words for the caller to use.

How to Play:

  1. The teacher or a student acts as the caller and draws a word from a box or calls out from a list.
  2. Students find the called word on their bingo card and cover it with a marker.
  3. The first student to complete a line (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) calls out "Bingo!" and reads the words aloud to verify their win.

Digital Scavenger Hunts

Use tablets or computers for a digital scavenger hunt where students find and record CVC words from around the web or within digital books.


  1. Create a list of CVC words and clues that guide students to find these words. For instance, "Find a word that rhymes with 'log' on page 5 of our online storybook."
  2. Use educational websites that have interactive stories or digital libraries.

Activity Flow:

  1. Divide students into teams and give them tablets or use the computer lab.
  2. Students use the clues to navigate websites or apps to find the CVC words.
  3. Each team records the words they find. You can provide them with a digital document or a physical worksheet to fill out.
  4. Review the findings as a class, discussing the words and any interesting discoveries or challenges the students encountered.

Using diverse and interactive methods helps cater to various learning styles, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to succeed in developing their reading skills. Activities like these also promote active learning, which is crucial in retaining information and fostering a love for reading.

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