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What are CVC words?

 

CVC words

CVC words are C-onsonant V-owel C-onsonants  - these are the first words that a child learns to read such as c-a-t,  h-e-n,  p-i-g,  d-o-g,  b-u-g. 

CVC words are easy for a child to decode and blend back together to read the word. 

 

a - b - c   or   s - a - t?

Most phonics programmes do not teach the letter sounds in the alphabet order 'a' - 'b' - 'c'  - 'd' - 'e' - 'f'…

Instead they start with the ‘s’ - 'a' - 't' - 'p'  - 'i' - 'n'…

The reason for this is after a child has learnt some initial single sounds such as ‘s’ - ‘a’ - ‘t’ - ‘p’ - ‘i’ - ‘n’…they can blend the letter sounds together to make CVC words such as:

s-a-t   p-i-n   t-i-n   p-a-n   n-a-p   t-a-p   s-i-t    s-i-p….

 After learning some initial sounds (‘s’  ‘a’  ‘t’  ‘p’  ‘i’  ‘n’) - CVC words are considered the simplest words and the starting point of many learning to read phonics programmes. 

 

Short Vowel Sound Words 

Some people refer to CVC words as 'short vowel sound words'. CVC words highlight the short vowels such as 'a' in c-a-t,   'e' in h-e-n,    'i' in p-i-g,   'o' in d-o-g,    'u' in b-u-g.

 

Phonics 1 CVC app

Our phonics 1 CVC app launched on Thursday 2 July 2015 - featuring in "Best New Kids Apps and Games" on the Apple Apple Store

CVC words are the best words to start your child off with when learning to read. 

In the app children can build and read 30 decodeable CVC words and 30 sentences.

Children will learn to read the CVC words below by playing fun games and reading animated stories...

 

Next blog - How to Use Phonics 1 CVC app

 

 

 

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