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One of our favorite ways to learn and practice important skills is with clip cards. Kids love using clothespins, and I love how much they are building up their fine motor skills in addition to the math and literacy skills we focus on! These free CCVC Word Clip Cards are a great way for kids to build up confidence in reading words with blends and digraphs, and get in a little fine motor work at the same time!
*Pair with our Blends & Digraphs Centers and Activities for Early Learners!
CCVC Word Clip Cards
In my classroom, we have been working hard on mastering our CVC words. Next, we are naturally starting to flow into reading words with 4 letters that begin with blends and digraphs. As teachers, we call them CCVC words (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant).
This activity is perfect for practicing CCVC words in a fun, hands-on way. And prep is easy!
How to Play
Before adding the clip cards to our literacy centers, I used them with a small group. I worked with students that were ready to work on this skill, but could still use a little teaching and assistance with it from me.
We placed the cards in a basket and took turns picking one out and looking at the picture. If anyone wasn’t sure what the picture was, we used our decoding skills to read both words on the card. This helped us to see which word made the most sense.
For example, on the first card, the kids weren’t quite sure what the picture was. We read both words, stretching out the blend and gradually reading each word quicker until it was smooth.
“pl… i… m… plim” and then “pl… u… m… plum.” We knew that “plum” made more sense than “plim” and so we clipped the word “plum.”
We kept pulling cards, reading, and clipping until there were no cards left!
Teacher Tip: Make this activity self-correcting by placing a small sticker or a dot with a Sharpie on the back of each card over the correct answer. This will allow the kids to check their work by themselves if they are playing independently.
Your students are sure to have a blast practicing blends and digraphs with these simple and engaging CCVC word clip cards!
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Ready to work on reading blends and digraphs? Grab your free copy of the CCVC word clip cards by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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