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CVC Word Chain Sequencing Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Practice building word chains involving CVC words with these word chain sequencing cards.

Building Word Chains with CVC Words

Get your students actively involved in their learning with our sets of word chain sequencing cards! 

This resource included five sets of word chain sequencing cards. There are six cards in each set. Additionally, each set has two alternate versions which can be used for differentiation purposes. The differences between these two versions are outlined below:

  • Version 1: Each card contains an image and instructions about what needs to be done to create the next word in the chain. For example, an image of a dog has the instruction “Change d to l” to indicate that the next word in the chain is the word “log”.
  • Version 2: Each card contains an image and the written word but no other instructions. Students must work out which word comes next in the chain simply by looking at the other cards in that set.

How to Use These CVC Word Chaining Cards

  1. Provide students with one set of six cards at a time. The cards that belong together are the same color.
  2. Place the Start card from the set onto a flat surface. 
  3. Work out which card comes next in the word chain by substituting the beginning, middle, or ending sound to make a new word. 
  4. When the correct card is located, place it next to the first card. 
  5. Continue making the word chain until the Finish card is used.

Multiple Applications of These Word Chain Cards

This versatile phonics resource can be used in multiple ways in your classroom. It could be used as a:

  • Whole-class lesson warm-up
  • Guided group activity
  • Individual extension activity

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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