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In this Video on Three-Phoneme (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant, or CVC) Words

Dee and Kala just got their first CVC Make Oven! This oven takes three letters and bakes them into words, if you can follow the recipe exactly. In the first muffin cup, you put your consonant, in the second cup you add the vowel and in the last one you put the final consonant. Place it in the oven and voila! Out comes your fully baked CVC word! In this cvc sounds video, Dee and Kala try out their new oven with several different examples of three phoneme words.

What Are CVC Words?

Let’s learn more about three phoneme words and how to sound out cvc words with the following explanation.

Letters and Sounds: CVC Words

CVC words are special words made up of three letters that follow the same pattern each time: a consonant, a vowel, and a consonant.

Consonants and vowels are the names for the two types of letters in the alphabet. Vowels are the letters a, e, i, o, and u. Consonants are all the other letters that are not vowels. In these words, the cvc beginning and ending sounds are very important. So are the middle vowel sounds. Vowels in CVC words always make a short sound because they're being hugged by the last consonant.

CVC words are very important because they are often the first words that help us learn to read, write, and spell.

How to Teach CVC Words?

Try teaching CVC words using examples with images and scrambled letters. This example uses the picture of a sun and the scrambled letters N, S, and U.

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To make the CVC word, first, say the word aloud using the image to help: sun. This helps us identify sounds in spoken cvc words.

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Next, we touch and say each sound we hear: s/ /ŭ/ /n/.

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Then, we name the letters we hear ...S says /s/. U says /ŭ/. N says /n. Then we put, or write, each letter in its place. Now we try cvc sound blending when we read S, U, N as sun!

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Summary: Isolate and Pronounce the Initial, Medial Vowel, and Final Sounds (Phonemes) in Three-Phoneme Words

A CVC word is a special word that is made up of three letters following the pattern: consonant-vowel-consonant. Here the vowel always makes a short sound. To make a CVC word:

  • First, say the word aloud.

  • Then, touch and say each cvc sound and write the sounds you hear.

  • Blend the letter sounds together to read the whole CVC word.

Practice

Have you practiced yet? On this website, you can also find cvc sounds worksheets and exercises.

Transcript CVC Words

Dee and Kala just got their new CVC Make Oven! It takes letters and bakes them into words... if you can follow the recipe exactly. In the first cup, you put your consonant, in the second cup, you add the vowel... and in the last one, you put the final consonant. Place it in the oven and Voila! Out comes your fully baked word! But what exactly are "CVC Words?" They are special words made up of three letters that follow the same pattern each time: a consonant, a vowel, and a consonant. Consonants and vowels are the names for the two types of letters in the alphabet. Vowels are the letters a, e, i, o, and u. Consonants are all the other letters that are not vowels. In CVC words, vowels always make a short sound like /ӑ/ add, /ě/ egg, /ĭ/ igloo, /ŏ/ olive, or /ŭ/ umbrella because they're being hugged by the last consonant. CVC words are very important because they are often the first words that help us learn to read, write, and spell. Let's try making some together with the recipe cards. The first card has a picture of a SUN and the letters N, S, and U. First, we say the word aloud again: sun. Next, we touch and say each sound we hear: /s/ / ŭ/ /n/. Then, we name the letters we hear: S says /s/; U says /ŭ/; and N says /n/. and put each letter in its place. S U N spells sun! The next card has a picture of a log and the letters O, L, and G. First, we say the word aloud again: log. Next, we touch and say each sound we hear:/l/ /ŏ/ /g/. Then, we name the letters we hear L says /l/; O says /ŏ; and G says /g/. And put each letter in its place. L O G spells log! The last card has a picture of a bib and the letters B, B, and I. First, we say the word aloud again: bib. Next, we touch and say each sound we hear: /b/ /ĭ/ /b/. Then, we name the letters we hear B says /b; I says /ĭ/; and B says /b/. Then, put each letter in its place. B I B spells bib! As Dee and Kala put their pan in the oven, let's remember! Today we learned about CVC words. A CVC word is a special word that is made up of three letters following the pattern: consonant-vowel-consonant. Here the vowel always makes a short sound. To make a CVC word, first, say the word aloud. Next, touch and say each sound you hear. Then, name the letters you hear and write each one in its place. "Do you smell that Kala?" "The WORDS!" "Phew! We got them just in the nick of time!"