Can you ever have enough CVC practice? This free CVC word activity uses word cards that fit perfectly into a photo album to create a traceable CVC writing book. Add dry erase markers and an eraser so that they can be used again and again!
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I love to laminate pages to use again and again (and I do it all the time). But, when I saw the idea of using a photo album to practice tracing (on Pinterest), I just knew it would be a HIT with my students.
There’s something about a cute little book, the chance to use markers, and the fact that’s reusable that makes it a win-win for me and my students!
Of course, the link to the pin was broken! 🤦🏻♀️ I was dying to use these with my students so I decided to create them! I started with these alphabet tracing books.
These books were so easy to make and students loved them so much that I decided to continue on to the next skill: CVC words!
DIY CVC Word Activity: A Tracing Book!
Materials Needed for the CVC Activity Tracing Books
If you want to make these tracing books for your classroom, here is what you’ll need. You’ll need one of these for each book you want to make.
- 4×6 photo album from the dollar store
- Dry erase marker
- Eraser (dollar store sponges work really well)
- FREE CVC tracing pages formatted for a photo album (download for free at the bottom of this post!)
Prepping the CVC Activity Tracing Books
Prepping these tracing books is really easy!
- Print and cut the pages (download at the bottom of this post)
- Place the pages inside the photo album
- Test out the write-and-wipe feature on your specific album before giving to your students! 😉
Easy peasy, right?
About the Free Printable CVC Activity Tracing Book Cards
There are 6 CVC cards for each vowel sound. Each card has the traceable word as well as a clip art picture clue in the corner.
The traceable word includes numbered path of motion for each letter, so even your youngest learners can use this activity to write words.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to use all modes of language when learning. That means students should be listening, writing, reading, and speaking (related to the skill) during an activity. I love that it’s so simple to do that with these cards!
- Listen to you say the word (cob)
- Trace (write) each letter as they say (speaking) each letter name out loud (c-o-b)
- Read the word back aloud (speaking) as they point to it. (They can sound it out if needed; cob).
Then, repeat the activity with more words!
You can have students trace the words with the vowel sound that they are learning OR trace all of the words for some mixed review.
Don’t Forget – They are REUSABLE CVC Activity Tracing Books!
The best part about these books is that they can be used over and over again!
That means your current students can use them over and over again and you can save these for your students next year. Prep once, use an unlimited number of times! 🙌🏼
(You can even swap out the CVC pages with these free alphabet tracing pages if you don’t have enough photo albums to keep both on hand.)
To get them ready to be resued in the future, I have my students erase the pages with erasers (sponges) from the dollar store!
I was absolutely blown away by how nicely the dry erase marker erases from these pages. (It’s actually way better than a laminated page or page protector. 😳👏 Who knew?!)
Don’t forget to model to students how to go back and read all of the words in the “book” after they finish tracing them all. The pictures in the corner can be used for self-checking purposes, too!
What do you think? Are you ready to try them in your classroom?Grab the CVC Activity Tracing Book Cards Here!
How will you use these CVC word cards? Let me know in the comments below!