Learning to read should be fun! When my students are working on reading CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, I want to be sure they are engaged when doing so.
These CVC word families spinner games are a hit in my classroom, and are perfect for practicing reading cvc words!
My kids love spinner games, and so do I because they are so simple to set up! A paperclip and a pencil are all you need and you are ready to spin!
There are 5 pages of spinner games, one for each short vowel. We start with short a because of the order we teach short vowels, and then we take out the other vowels as needed.
I typically introduce the games in small groups, but you could have students play at the same time with partners too on the first day they learn it. (I don’t know about your students, but if I say “partner game” in my classroom, my kids think we are going to Disneyland!)
They spin the spinner, then find a word in that family. They have to read the word, then they may color it.
Then they spin again! I have them color only one word at a time as they spin rather than all of the words in that family. I find it makes the game last, plus gives them more practice identifying the words.
I love games that I can use throughout the year and not have to reteach the instructions – and these fit the bill! When we learn a new short vowel, I can pull out the next cvc word families sheet and they already know how to play!
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