This CVC word booklet activity is so easy to make and will give your students a nice opportunity to practice reading beginning words with short vowels. Here are the instructions how to make this CVC word booklet activity as well as give you a list of vowel families that you can use. So let’s get started!

Materials Needed

  • Blue colored paper
  • Index cards
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Stapler

How to Make It

First, using the blue paper, cut out  2X2” squares. You will need 200 squares for all 20 booklets.


On each index card write out one vowel family from the vowel family list below. There are 20 vowel families on the list so you can make a total of 20 booklets.



Next, on each blue square, write each consonant of the alphabet (b, c, d, f, g, h, etc.). You will want to make 10 sets of the consonants in the alphabet if you are making all 20 booklets.



After that, pick 8-10 blue letter squares. Staple these 8-10 blue letter squares on one of the vowel family index cards to make a little booklet. 



You can now get started. You can have your student read each booklet aloud to you. They will turn the blue letters like pages in a book. Each time they finish reading the booklet, they can put a sticker on the back of each booklet. Stickers are very motivating!


if you are a classroom teacher, you can use these booklets as a center activity. Maybe keep a sticker chart at the center, so that the kids can place a sticker on the chart each time they read one of the booklets.


If your child is a little unsure of all the letters and sounds, then they might not be too successful with this activity. To be able to sound out words well, your child must be very fluent with the sounds of each letter.

If your child doesn’t have this skill yet, then you will need to back up and fill in the missing gaps before you work on this activity. If you need a great Beginning Consonant Reading Program, check out:

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Here is a list of vowel families you can use so that you can create your CVC word booklets.

List of Vowel Families

Short a Short i Short o Short u Short e
-am -in -op -ug -en
-ap -it -ot -ub -et
-at -ip -og -ut -ed
-an -ig -ob -un -eg

A Tip on Nonsense Words

I understand that a lot of the words in this CVC word booklet activity are not ‘real’ words. Your kids will read a lot of nonsense words (zib, lum, vag, etc.) Reading nonsense words is a big part of learning to decode and it is a good thing. You could always point out the nonsense words to your student by asking, “is that a real word or a made up word?”  

I hope that you enjoy this CVC word booklet activity. Thank you so much for reading my post today. You might also enjoy reading my previous posts:

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Please don’t leave without checking out the PRIDE Reading Program. The PRIDE Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham curriculum that is used by teachers, tutors, and homeschooling parents worldwide with great success.

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Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at info@pridereadingprogram.com or visit the website at www.pridereadingprogram.com
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