All early learners need to have intentional cvc lessons and activities to make sure they can develop into proficient readers and writers.
Let’s start 2020 off with a bang. What else could be more of a bang than making sure our earliest readers and writers are using what they know and what they hear to write cvc words correctly.
I typically teach students to write cvc words using a stoplight. For a complete explanation of Stoplight Writing, CLICK HERE! It is imperative that students are using these skills consistently and correctly.
CVC lessons As a Whole Group Lesson
This update includes the whole group set of each independent center. Students can gather by the easel with a pocket chart.
There can be whole group direct instruction on building cvc words with pictures and letter tiles.
The teacher can use the Stoplight Writing method to help students stretch and spell the five words. The important part of whole group is the explicit lesson and structured process of sounding, stretching, and matching sound to letter.
Letters can be copied on white card stock or on two different colors to designate consonants and vowels. This can also be used in a pocket chart center with cooperative groups.
CVC lessons As a Center
This January CVC center is perfect for an ABC Center or a Writing Center. I originally created the center to be used as a center that was printed in color and laminated.
Students get a board and the letters appropriate for that board. Each student gets a different board to ensure students are doing their own work.
Each student uses the cards to spell the words and a dry erase marker to write the words. The students work is checked before they clean up the center.
The set now includes boards for manipulatives (magnet letters or letter tiles) or dry erase sleeves and a recording sheet for students to complete and turn in. This set also includes a sheet with 5 words, 15 letters, and a writing space for each word. This center can be used for 5 weeks, as each week the students choose a different board.
CVC lessons As an Assessment
If you need an assessment for report card data, using this as a cut and glue assessment is an easy way for the students to demonstrate understanding of letters, sounds, word building, decoding, and encoding.
CVC lessons DON’T FORGET
Don’t forget…we can’t. hold our students back. Once they are proficient with cvc words, let’s show them they also can spell laptop, pigpen, napkin, and rocket.
Check out the related blog post, CVC IS THE BEGINNING…BUT CAN’T BE THE END! DON’T PUT LIMITATIONS ON THEIR WRITING.
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