One of our favorite ways to learn and practice our 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! We have been working hard on mastering our CVC words, and moving on to blends and digraphs. We are naturally starting to flow into reading words with 4 letters that begin with blends and digraphs, or as we may call them as reading teachers, CCVC words (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant). These CCVC words clip cards are a great way for kids to build up confidence in reading these types of words, and get in a little fine motor work at the same time!
CCVC Words Clip Cards
I printed out the cards and laminated them before cutting them out (there are 15 cards total in the download).
Then, before adding them to an independent literacy choice with clothespins, I used them with a small group who I knew was 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 of the words on the card to see which word made the most sense.
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For example, on the first card, we weren’t quite sure what it was pointing to, so we read both words, stretching out the blend and gradually reading each word quicker until it was smooth.
“pl…u….g… plug” and then “pl….u…m….plum.” We knew that “plug” made more sense than “plum” and so we clipped the word “plug.”
We kept pulling cards, reading, and clipping until there were no cards left!
You could also 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. That will let kids check their work by themselves if they are playing independently.
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Ready to work on reading those blends and digraphs? Grab your copy of the CCVC word clip cards by clicking the large, yellow download button below!
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