Beginning and intermediate readers need a multitude of ways to practice phonics. Give your young ones a nice change of pace with this set of Short Vowel CVC Word Search worksheets!
My oldest and youngest daughters loved word searches when they were early readers. Even though they both took a bit longer to read fluently, they sure did enjoy using a pencil or highlighter to mark off words as they found them.
Even though those same sweet girls are now 15 and 11 1/2, they still love word searches! I updated this packet for my soon-to-be reader that is currently 5 years old. Hopefully he will enjoy word search puzzles as much as his sisters did!
➡ Browse through all of the word searches here at Mama’s Learning Corner. You’ll find monthly themed word searches, long vowel word searches, and more.
➡ If you are looking for more help for early readers, take a look at all of the phonics and reading worksheets and hands-on activities.
Short Vowel CVC Word Searches
This set of Short Vowel CVC Word Searches contains 5 pages – one word search for each short vowel sound. Each page contains 20 CVC words that focus on that particular vowel.
I also included a small handwriting portion, where your child practice writing and spelling the name of the picture shown. If your student needs spelling help, all of the words are found in the word bank on the page.
This type of activity is an opportune time to review phonics with your child.
- Find other items around the room that have the same short vowel sound.
- Choose a few words from the worksheet and take turns finding words that rhyme.
- Read through the word bank list together and find all of the words with the same beginning letter.
- Review the 5 vowels and their short vowel sounds.
If you are looking for a spelling curriculum that teaches phonics in a logical, methodical way, take a look at my post on using Traditional Spelling in our homeschool. It starts at the very beginning with CVC words and basic sight words, teaching phonics rules all along the way. It was a great fit for my 4th child!
You can see all of the tried-and-true spelling curriculum and resources I have used in our homeschool throughout the years. This post is especially helpful if you need to know how to teach spelling to your child, or if you’re a new homeschooler just starting out.
All Access Pass members can download this sorting packet, along with 400+ other free and paid worksheet packets, in the All Access Pass area.