Even after beginning readers have learned their basic code letter-sound links, it’s common for them to continue confuse letter-sound links associated with the short vowels – <a>, <e>, <i>, <o>, and <o> – when reading words.
This 33-page resource is designed to help students decode and blend consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) combinations to form words. It includes 26 exercises of structured practice for each short vowel in CVC words. It also includes exercises that:
- mix commonly confused vowels including <a> v <u> and <e> v <i>; and
- contrast pairs of words differing only by the vowel (e.g. “bag” v “bug” and “sell” v “sill”).
Practice decoding CVC words by decoding basic code graphemes into phonemes (speech sounds), and then blending the phonemes together to read the words.
Formatted in PDF (for print) and for Google Slides (for smart boards, iPads, and other devices).