CVC Word Family Phonics Poems

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Learning to read is so exciting! After unlocking letters and sounds, a huge part of learning to read is blending and reading CVC words fluently. These CVC Word Family Phonics Poems are perfect for beginning readers to build their confidence and excitement for reading! They contain decodable text along with high-frequency words for students to practice fluency and rhyming and are aligned with the best practices of the Science of Reading.

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Work on CVC word families with these printable phonics poems that are perfect for early readers!

CVC Word Family Phonics Poems

These CVC phonics poems are just the right length for little readers. They are especially great for those who love to rhyme but perhaps don’t have a lot of stamina yet when it comes to reading.

The short and simple rhymes tell a fun story, and there is a fun matching picture to color!

What’s Included?

With 23 options, no matter what small group I am working with or what word family I am focusing on – there is likely a poem for it!

This pack even includes a “Digital Ease” version, where you can choose which poem to upload/assign directly in Seesaw™, Google Classroom™, etc!

Each poem focuses on a specific word family indicated in the bottom corner.

The following word families are included in this phonics poems pack:

  • short a: -at, -am, -ap, -an, -ag, -ad
  • short e: -et, -en, -ed
  • short i: -it, -in, -ip, -ig, -id,
  • short o: -ot, -op, -ob, -og
  • short u: -ut, -ub, -um, -ug, -ut
The short and simple rhymes tell a fun story, and there is even a fun matching picture to color!

Ways to Use These Phonics Poems

How you use the poems is entirely up to you! You can have students read the poem and then send it home, or you can save them for repeated use in your small groups.

Each poem focuses on a specific word family indicated in the bottom corner. The students can go through and highlight the word families with a crayon or marker. As an extension or extra challenge, they can write the words that they find.

The students can go through and highlight the words that belong to the word family in the bottom corner.

Another option is to create a book of poems for your students. Simply get an inexpensive binder for each kiddo, and as they can successfully read each poem, add it to their binder.

Place the binders somewhere easily accessible to your students. They can pull them out to read during independent reading time or if they finish their work early!

Most importantly, the poems never fall out or get lost this way. Then, it makes a really nice fluency binder to send home with the kids at the end of the year!

This pack includes 23 CVC word family phonics poems for tons of CVC word reading fun!

Grab Your Set of the CVC Word Family Phonics Poems

You can grab your copy of the CVC Word Family Phonics Poems by clicking the large, yellow button at the very bottom of this post!

Or, save big and grab the whole bundle to enjoy phonics poems that cover the alphabet and 21 CVCe word families as well!

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  1. Hi Alex , could you please tell me the author of the poem “ can I get a pet “ . My daughter is doing a talk on it n needs to say who the author. Please if you could help me .

    1. Hi Amanda! I wrote all the poems in our phonics poems pack. 🙂 Feel free to email me directly at alex@ thekindergartenconnection. com if you have any questions about any of them!

        1. Hi Tracy,

          Thanks so much for asking! You may use these online if they are directly sent only to your students in your current class and not shared outside of it as a license is for single classroom use. They may not be used in an online setting where you are charging a fee to teach a class or sharing it with other teachers, but can definitely be used in a distance learning situation for current students. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and we can help!

  2. Hello!I really liked your fluency passages. I just want to ask permission if you will aLlow me to use the idea that you have but I will change the passages. This is for our learning portal for our struggling readers in our province.

    1. Hi Mae,
      We are so glad you loved the fluency passages! However, please note that the design, structure, and content within them is copyrighted and not able to be replicated. Thank you for understanding! Please email us if you have further questions about copyright and fair use.
      Thank you and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  3. I would like to print these out to do with my daughter but how do i get these?The 85 word family passages.

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