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List of CVC Words


Grab a list of cvc words to use with your class during any lesson or activity

Are you working on cvc words with your kids? If so, you are in the right place! I’ve compiled a list of cvc words for you to use when it’s time for your phonics lessons and activities. Keep reading and grab your free copy below!

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When it’s time work on cvc words, you’ll want to have a nice variety available. It’s important to have a list of cvc words printed so that you can make sure you are practicing new words with each activity.

List of Short A CVC Words

-ab words: cab, lab

-ad words: bad, dad, had, lad, mad, pad, rad, sad

-ag words: bag, gag, nag, rag, sag, tag, wag

-an words: ban, can, fan, man, pan, ran, tan, van

-ap words: cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap


List of Short E CVC Words

-ed words: bed, fed, leg, red, wed

-eg words: beg, leg, peg

-en words: den, hen, men, pen, ten, zen

-et words: bet, get, jet, let, net, pet, vet, wet


List of Short I CVC Words

-ib words: bib, fib

-id words: did, hid, kid, lid, rid

-ig words: big, dig, fig, pig

-in words: bin, fin, kin, pin, tin, win

-ip words: dip, hip, lip, pip, rip, sip, tip, zip

-it words: bit, fit, hit, lit, pit, sit, zit


List of Short O CVC Words

-ob words: cob, mob, rob, sob

-od words: god

-og words: dog, hog, log

-on words: son, ton, won

-op words: cop, hop, mop, pop

-ot words: cot, got, hot, jot, lot, not, pot, rot


List of Short U CVC Words

-ub words: cub, pub, rub, tub

-ud words: bud, mud

-ug words: bug, hug, mug, pug, rug, tug

-un words: bun, fun, run, sun

-ut words: cut, gut, hut



So now that you have these lists, let me share some of my favorite cvc activities and printables. I’ll link everything that way if you see something you like you can grab it for your class.

CVC Word Games

A great way to practice with consonant-vowel-consonant words is to find activities where students will build them with varying manipulatives. For example, you can…

1. Have laminated cards that have a picture and a cvc word with a missing letter. Using the picture as a clue, children can use a dry erase marker to fill in the missing letter.

2. Provide a picture and three empty boxes. Using alphabet magnets children will build the cvc word that matches the picture.

3. Have picture and alphabet cards. Children pick a picture card and then build the cvc word with their alphabet cards.

Below are pictures that show examples of the above-mentioned activities.


CVC Words With Pictures

It’s also really important to provide pictures when you first start working with cvc words. These pictures will help students begin to internalize the process of segmenting and blending three sounds to make a word. Hands-on activities for this can include…

1. Looking at a cvc word and three different pictures. Using their letter-sound knowledge they will sound out the cvc word and identify the picture that matches.

2. CVC word puzzles are another great way to practice. Having a picture clue will allow children to figure out which pieces belong together.



CVC Word Printables

Lastly, I like to have printables ready for my fast finishers, homework, and just as an extra resource to help children build fluency with reading and writing consonant-vowel-consonant words.


If you think your students would benefit from any of the activities shown above, you can grab them here:

CVC Word Unit


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Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m a teacher, mommy, and curriculum designer from Long Island, NY. I’ve taught both general and special education, with a focus on grades pre-k through first. My passion is hands-on learning, and finding ways to make all things engaging and fun!

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