Fall Tree CVC Word Building Activity
When it comes to beginning literacy skills, working with CVC words is a critical step in the phonemic awareness and decoding process for young readers. As students become more confident in their letter names and sounds, they are ready to start putting those skills together to build words.
This digital fall tree CVC word building activity makes learning fun for students. It also gives them several opportunities to sound out the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words.
These digital fall word building mats are an engaging and hands-on way for students to practice sounding out and spelling words to match the picture they see. Students will then apply those letter sounds as they build and spell the word.
As students work through this CVC learning activity, they will begin to identify both phonemic awareness and spelling patterns in short vowel words. Thus, they will improve their fluency and sound out words more accurately as they go. They will also begin to identify words that rhyme.
This digital fall tree CVC word building activity is versatile and can be used with both Google Slides and Seesaw. It can be used during a whole group lesson, a mini-lesson, or as independent practice. Students will benefit from this activity whether they are in the classroom or learning at home!
In this fall tree CVC activity, students will look at the picture on the screen and determine what the word is. Then, they will sound out the word and drag the fall leaf letters onto the tree branches in the correct order to spell the word.
This activity gives students a lot of great practice applying their phonemic awareness skills as they sound out each sound and blend the sounds together to form the word.
Since the pictures are kid-friendly, they will be able to use their problem-solving skills to determine if the word makes sense with the picture.
Setting Up the Fall Tree CVC 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 Fall Tree 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
This digital fall tree CVC activity is the perfect addition to your fall lesson plans. Your students will love building words with this game-like literacy activity. This activity can be used with students in kindergarten through 2nd grade, depending on their skill-set.
Whenever there are fun pictures involved, students have fun! They will get to sound out words and match them to the pictures on 18 different slides. This gives them ample practice with each short vowel sound.
The hands-on approach to building words with the digital leaves will engage students. It will also help them work on fine motor and one-to-one correspondence skills as they drag and drop them.
This fall word work activity encompasses many critical skills, from phonemic awareness to phonics, isolating sounds in words, blending, decoding, letter recognition, and spelling. Students will also use their problem-solving skills to determine if the word they built matches the picture on the slide.
As students work through this CVC word building activity, they will catch onto rhyming words and word families. They will become more fluent with their short vowel sounds, thus, preparing them for future skills!
Ways To Differentiate
Young readers are often at different levels as they learn CVC words and work on fluency. It is important to differentiate the learning activities to meet each child’s needs. Some students may need more practice with sounding out the words. Other students may need to work on letter recognition when spelling the words. There are many ways to differentiate this fall leaves word building activity!
Here are some ideas for differentiating based on your students’ needs:
- Use less slides to make this activity a bit easier.
- Assign all slides to challenge students who are ready.
- Assign certain slides to target short vowel sounds students are struggling with.
- Reorder the slides to give students practice with certain vowel sounds or mix them up for a challenge.
- Have students point to each sound as they say it and then slide their finger to blend the word.
- Ask students to say the name of the letters as they spell the word.
- Have students who are ready for more of a challenge write a sentence using the word and sight words.
- Identify a rhyming word.
- Identify the word family.
There are also a variety of ways to differentiate this activity based on the grouping of students and the time of day you are using it. Here are several different ways that you can work this fall tree CVC activity into your day and lesson plans:
- Whole group activity.
- Mini-lesson activity.
- Small group work.
- Fall literacy centers.
- Independent practice.
- Morning work.
- Early finishers.
- Distance learning.
- Technology center.
I can’t wait to hear how your students progress with their CVC word work skills with this digital fall tree CVC word building activity! They will be reading and working on improving their fluency in no time!
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Click the button below to get the Fall Tree CVC Word Building activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.
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