As we move into the spring months, it’s a great time to bring some fresh new activities into your literacy lessons. This digital rainbow CVC word building activity is perfect for your young learners and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and all spring long!
This activity gives students multiple opportunities to practice short vowel sound CVC words as they learn to read without all of the complicated prep. No printing and laminating or magnetic letter tiles required here! Students will not only have a blast sounding out and reading CVC words, but they’ll gain a lot of great spelling practice too.
Students will apply their knowledge of letters and sounds to sound out the words on the rainbow slides. As they practice CVC words, they’ll also enhance their decoding skills and knowledge of CVC word families.
Since this activity is digital, it is the perfect option for distance learning or a technology station, as it works with both Google Slides and Seesaw. Teachers can assign this activity using a variety of digital learning platforms.
Setting Up the Rainbow CVC Word Activity in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with your students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are a instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google Slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up the Rainbow Word Building Activity in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
CVC Word Work
Your students are going to have a new pep in their step as they complete this exciting rainbow CVC word building activity. They will have 18 different opportunities to practice. Each slide has kid-friendly pictures, making this an activity that they can complete independently with success. This also allows them to work with each short vowel sound multiple times.
Using this digital phonics activity is simple. Students will look at the picture in the cloud. Once they determine what the word is, they’ll use the rainbow letter pieces to build the word. After dragging and dropping the letters in the correct order, they’ll decode the CVC word.
The directions are the same on each slide, so students will simply repeat until the activity is complete. Students love consistency, which is exactly what this activity brings!
Another great thing about this rainbow word building activity is it is super easy to differentiate to meet your students’ needs. If you have students who would be overwhelmed by 18 slides, you can delete some and work your way up to completing them all. If they need to work on a particular short vowel sound, reorder the slides and delete slides so they can focus on those short vowel words only.
On the other hand, you may have students who are soaring and ready to take on more of a challenge. Have the complete all of the slides, mixing up the order each time. You can even challenge them to write the CVC word on a whiteboard, in a sentence, or identify a rhyming word.
Knowing the needs of your students will help you create your small groups and then you can differentiate this activity and assign small groups certain slides and extension activities.
This activity is ideal for students in kindergarten and first grade. It can be used as a second grade intervention or reteach activity as well.
Ideas for Using this Activity
Not only can this activity be differentiated by level of difficulty, but it can be differentiated in the way that it is used throughout the day. It is very versatile and can be used for:
- Whole group CVC word building
- Mini-lesson practice
- Small group word work
- Spring literacy centers
- Independent practice
- Morning work
- Early finisher word
- Technology centers
- Distance learning
- Spring break challenge
I can’t wait for your students to try out this digital rainbow CVC word building activity. I just know they will enjoy it and gain a lot of confidence in their CVC word building, reading, and spelling skills.
Are you looking for more digital activities to use with your students for math and literacy? Check out our library of digital activities and add them to your spring lesson plans!
Click the button below to get the Rainbow CVC Word Building activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.