Learning to read is such an exciting thing! After unlocking letters and sounds, a huge part of learning to read is blending and reading CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words fluently. These 23 CVC Word Family Phonics Poems are perfect for beginning readers to build their confidence and excitement for reading and rhyming!
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!
This pack even includes a “Digital Ease” version for distance learning, 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. Therefore they are great for extending word study. The students can go through and highlight the word families with a crayon or marker. Then they can write the word, if you choose.
The poems also incorporate sight words. This works so well for me with my students! I know they are getting both sight word AND word family practice!
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!
The following word families are included:
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
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.
One option that is super cost friendly is to just store them in a folder with prongs. Place them somewhere easily accessible to your students. They can pull them out to read during independent reading time or if they finish their work early!
Another option is to hole punch the poems and put them in a small binder. This is the option I prefer in my classroom. This costs a little more, but often parents will donate the binders. Or perhaps you already have them on your school supply list.
Most importantly, the poems never fall out or get lost this way! Students can flip through their binder and read it like a book. Then, it makes a really nice fluency binder to send home with them at the end of the year!
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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