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Three Letter Word Cards ~ Free Printable

3 Letter Word Puzzle Cards

Looking for an fun {and colorful} way to have your child sound out and spell three letter words? The Three Letter Word Cards contain a list of 42 3-letter CVC words for children to sound and spell using fun picture clues and hands-on learning – and they are FREE especially for my email subscribers – yay!!

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The Three Letter Word Cards include:

  • 48 full color picture cards with word prompts {lightly shaded in gray}
  • 48 full color picture cards with no letter or word prompts
  • 2 sheets of color-coded letter tiles {upper and lower case}

Ideas for Using the Word Cards

Three Letter Word Puzzles

  1. For early learners – trace the shaded letters using Vis-à-vis markers or dry erase markers
  2. Match the correct letter tile to the letter on the puzzle card
  3. Spell the word with letter tiles using no prompts
  4. Write the letters in the squares using a vis-à-vis or dry erase marker

 


How We’re Using the 3 Letter Word Cards

3 Letter Word Cards - 42 CVC words for spelling and reading

We printed off our set onto cardstock and then laminated them to make them a bit more sturdy. {Note: This is how we laminate more inexpensively}. We’re using a cookie sheet as the base for our word cards and have added magnets to the back of the letters. If you are looking for magnets and an expanded set of GREAT letter tiles, All About Spelling has Letter Tile Magnets and Letter Tiles available that are already perforated ~ a huge help!

The letter tiles include vowels in both blue and pink. If you are teaching your child the difference between consonants and vowels, the pink tiles will come in handy to show that they are vowels in the CVC {consonant-vowel-consonant} words.

Ready to have some fun?

Download the 3 Letter Word Cards

3 Letter Word Cards - 42 CVC words for children to sound and spell

This is a FREE download for email subscribers – and it is really easy to subscribe by simply clicking HEREor by entering your email in the box at the bottom of this post. 

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If you would prefer not to subscribe, the 3 Letter Word Cards are also available for purchase in my Teacher’s Notebook store for $3.00. 

I’d love to hear how your children enjoy them!

 

Ready for Reading?

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If your child is ready for reading, take a look at All About Reading Level 1. We’ve used it with both of our boys and LOVED it! Use the Reading Readiness Checklist to help you decide if the program is right for you.

 

Supplies for the 3 Letter Word Cards


Printables from A to ZEnjoy free printables? If you are looking for something in particular, be sure to check out my Printables from A to Z list, a complete list of every printable I’ve created over the years. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Leave a comment and I’d be happy to help you out!

Note: This idea came from a set of printables that I originally put together several years ago for Zachary, based on a thrift store find from a reader.

The Mysterious Benedict Society – Current Read Aloud

Books to Read Aloud with Kids

 

We have a long car ride in store for the family today, which means plenty of time for us to make a little more headway in our current read aloud, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. We’ve put a wee bit of a dent in it, but this is a pretty good-sized book {nearly 500 pages long!}. I’ll admit that it’s a bit daunting to be at the beginning and be reading it out loud to the kids {ahem}.

In The Mysterious Benedict Society, you will meet Reynie, a young boy that is intelligent and answers a newspaper ad that reads: “Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” He responds to the ad, along with dozens of other children, and takes multiple tests that will make you think to solve the puzzles along with the characters in the story.

The Mysterious Benedict Society came highly recommended to us from some friends, so when I found a set of the series {oh…there are two other equally lengthy books that follow!}, I picked them all up and added them to our reading pile for this year. So far we are having fun trying to figure out the puzzles in the storyline along with the characters and guess what will happen next.

Reading Level – Ages 8 and up.

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With the weather cooling down, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a book and read. What books are you currently reading together as a family? Leave a comment and chime in!

 

Need a few other read-aloud suggestions?

Here are a few of the books that we’ve read and enjoyed recently:

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All About Reading Level 2 Review

This post is our honest review of a product that we received for free. All opinions expressed are solely mine.

For those of you who have been anxiously waiting, All About Reading Level 2 is now available and ready to order! And for those of you who haven’t heard of All About Learning Press ~ I’ve had a peek into the new program and am very excited to share about it with you!

All About Reading Level 2

From September 28 through October 8, All About Reading Level 2 will be 10% off. Sale prices will be reflected on the All About Learning Press website during this time.

We’ve used the Pre-1 reading program and the Level 1 reading program and love how fun and easy to use they are ~ and the Level 2 reading program is no different.

The All About Reading Program

All About Reading is a step-by-step reading program for children with a multisensory approach. Lessons are sequential in order, building on material  learned in prior lessons and levels, and ensure that your child is fully grasping concepts and successful in reading before moving on.

Level 2 of All About Reading builds on the concepts that were taught in Level 1. In the 51 lessons of Level 2, your child will begin working on three-letter blends, work on the ‘silent E’, learn how to decode multisyllable words, and continue in the reading adventure.

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Here’s a look at some things taught in Level 2:

Decoding – Phonics

Learn and read words with phonograms wh, ee, er, ar, or, ed, oy, oi, aw, au, ow, ou
Read words with long I or O before two consonants, as in find and gold
Read words with soft C, as in race

Decoding – Structural Analysis

Identify base words
Read contractions, such as they’ll
Learn syllable division rules for reading multisyllable words
Read words with past tense ending ed, including all three sounds, as in wanted, tested, and chipped

Vocabulary

Discuss new words in the context of the story and one’s own life
Understand homophones
Understand synonyms and antonyms

Fluency

Read with accuracy
Read with meaningful expression
Read with natural phrasing

Comprehension

Connect text to own experiences
Make predictions
Compare and contrast settings
Skim for specific information

My Thoughts on All About Reading Level 2

As with the many other programs that we use from All About Learning Press, I cannot say enough wonderful things about the newly released Level 2 Reading Program. Both of our boys have really needed the multisensory approach that All About Reading offers.

Just from the first few beginning lessons of Level 2, Zachary was able to grasp a concept that I have been trying to get across to him for awhile – syllable division {from multisyllable words such as cactus, admit, helmet, etc….}. He has had such a hard time visually breaking apart the words and reading them correctly.

Apparently, adding a paper axe and chopping up word logs as a lumberjack did the trick. The hands-on aspect of the lesson made it click for him.

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The most common sight words are ‘leap-ahead’ words {going along with the frog theme} ~ words such as are, you, have, who etc… Because the cards are easily identified with a frog on them, Zachary pays careful attention to them for future lessons and identifying them in his reading.

If you are familiar with the layout of All About Learning Press products, the Level 2 reading program is no different ~ pre-planned lessons, step-by-step directions and helpful tips to make teaching the lessons so much more effective. I am very much looking forward to using this program with our boys and know it will be a help in our homeschool.

Not sure if your child is ready for All About Reading Level 2? Download the placement test on the resource page to check and see!

What Comes in the Level 2 Reading Program

The All About Reading Level 2 Kit comes with the following items: {Regularly $107.70, currently on sale now for $99.95}All About Reading Level 2 Kit

  • Level 2 Teacher’s Manual
  • Level 2 Student Packet {includes word cards and an Activity Book}
  • What Am I? reader
  • Queen Bee reader

imageYou will also need a Reading Interactive Kit to complete the program. Choose between the Deluxe Reading Interactive Kit {$48.95} or the Basic Reading Interactive Kit {$28.95} ~ or buy the pieces individually. The reading kits are a one-time purchase and will be used in all levels of the program.

Quick Tip: If you currently use any of the All About Spelling programs, the letter tiles are the same, so you may only need a few additional components to complete the kit.

A Few Things to Consider

Here are a few more thoughts on this homeschool reading program:

  • The bulk of the components are non-consumable {only the Activity Book and the tropical frog stickers cannot be used again}. This means that you will be able to use the program with your younger children or resell the program when you are finished using it {yay!}.
  • Pre-planned lessons ~ homeschooling can be hard enough, and I appreciate all the help I can get. You can literally open the book and start teaching since all the planning has been done for you!
  • Minimal prep-work. The word cards are perforated, but need to be torn apart and the letter tiles need to be assembled with magnets. Once that is done, you can grab your manual and go.
  • The Go Ahead and Use It One-Year Guarantee’. You and your child have a full year to try out the program! If you find that the curriculum does not meet your needs, simply return the materials at any time within one year of purchase for a full refund of your purchase price.

Be sure to check out the Level 2 Reading Program page at All About Learning Press to see samples of each of the books in the program and gain a better understanding of how the program is laid out. Feel free to leave a comment with any questions!

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Helpful Links…

Word Flippers and Lumberjack Reading Freebie

This is a freebie from All About Learning Press and I’m not sure how long it will be available, so I wanted to share it with you as soon as possible!!

The Word Flippers {and a sneak peek at the Level 2 reading program} are available as a free download from the All About Learning Press blog. The Word Flippers work on consonant blends.

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You’ll also want to grab the Be a Lumberjack download that they are offering for free as well. This download focuses on reading 2 syllable words.

I cannot wait until the Level 2 Reading Program is released this month!

 

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Shape Word Cards for Read, Build, Write Vocabulary Mats

Many of you all have asked for a set of shape word cards to go along with the Read! Build! Write! Mats! Although Kaleb knows his shapes, we are working on identifying shape words and these will be a great help to us in using the vocabulary mats.

Shape Word Cards

 

There are two different pages in the word cards – one in black in white and another in color.

All downloads are in the green columns on the Read! Build! Write! page

The Read! Build! Write! Vocabulary Mats

Not familiar with the Read! Build! Write! mats? Basically, they are a fun way to work with your child on word identification and spelling.

Read, Build, Write collage

Here’s how you use the mats:

Read: Place one of the vocabulary cards in the top box and read the word together.

Build: Use letter tiles or magnets to build the word in the second box.

Write: Finally, practice writing the word in the bottom box.

Print the mats onto cardstock and then laminate them so that you can use Vis-à-vis markers or dry erase markers on the mats.

Read, Build, Write collage 2

Check out the Read! Build! Write! page to find additional themed vocabulary cards to go along with all of the Early Learning Printable Packs that I’ve put together so far.

All downloads are in the green columns on the Read! Build! Write! page

Additional Early Learning Printables

Looking for a few other free printables to use when practicing those numbers? Check out these resources:

~ Color Matching Cards and more

~ Number Tracing Cards ~ great ‘take along’ activity for numbers 1-20

~ Number Playdough Mats {for numbers 1-20}

~ Number Matching Cards ~ colorful and they also include Roman Numerals for older children to use!

Hope these help you all out! Feel free to ‘pin’ the printables and share them with others! If there are some other vocabulary cards that you would like to see me put together, leave a comment and let me know!

 

ABC Phonics Word Cards for Read! Build! Write! Mats

After sharing the Number Word Printables last week with you all, a reader asked if I could put together word cards for the Read! Build! Write! mats that went along with all of the letters of the alphabet. Introducing the ABC Phonics Word Cards!

These cards feature one word for each letter of the alphabet along with a picture of the word. All of the vowels are for the short vowel sound.

ABC Phonics Word Cards

All downloads are in the green columns on the Read! Build! Write! page

The Read! Build! Write! Vocabulary Mats

Not familiar with the Read! Build! Write! mats? Basically they are a fun way to work with your child on word identification and spelling.

Read, Build, Write collage

Here’s how you use the mats:

Read: Place one of the vocabulary cards in the top box and read the word together.

Build: Use letter tiles or magnets to build the word in the second box.

Write: Finally, practice writing the word in the bottom box.

Print the mats onto cardstock and then laminate them so that you can use Vis-à-vis markers or dry erase markers on the mats.

Read, Build, Write collage 2

Check out the Read! Build! Write! webpage to find additional themed vocabulary cards to go along with all of the Early Learning Printable Packs that I’ve put together so far.

All downloads are in the green columns on the Read! Build! Write! page

Additional Early Learning Alphabet Printables

Like these? You may want to download these free printables to use when learning the alphabet and phonics? The same images are used in several of these free printables. Check out these resources:

Hope these help you all out! Feel free to ‘pin’ the printables and share them with others! If there are some other vocabulary cards that you would like to see me put together, leave a comment and let me know!