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Word Work CVC Word Ladders


These easy to prep CVC Word Ladders make practicing manipulating sounds hands-on and engaging. Science of Reading aligned, this word work activity is a fun way for students to independently explore consonant-vowel-consonant word families and how change one phoneme can create a new word.


Starting with a base word, students work their way along the ladder by changing one letter at a time to create new words, using helpful images as their prompt. With 30 CVC word ladders included, this resource offers a variety of word family spelling patterns to explore.


Ideal for morning work or small group work in classrooms, homeschool settings, or extra practice, this activity strengthens children's confidence with spelling short vowel words, increases vocabulary, and encourages independent learning. Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, it's a valuable addition to any literacy curriculum.


Let's make learning to read hands-on fun!



What's Included - 

  • CVC Word Ladders (30 Mats): Easy to prep, prints to a single page, each word ladder features five different clip art images as prompts for your children to work through.
  • Instruction Guide: A printable guide for children to refer to during group time encouraging student independence.
  • Recording Sheet: Printable recording sheets provided.



File type – 

Ready to print PDF




All of our resources are downloadable digital files that you will be able to access immediately after purchase.

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What programs do I need to open and use this product?

I recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader to open any PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program and can be downloaded here.

To use our editable resources, you will need to have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer to open and edit these resources. If you don't have PowerPoint, you can access a free trial of the program here.

Ensuring your software is up to date can help to avoid any compatibility issues.

What does it mean if a file is editable?

Our editable files allow you to change and customize the text so you can make it exactly what you want to fit your classroom. Simply type into the text boxes provided or add in your own to edit. You will need access to Microsoft PowerPoint to do this.

Editable does not mean all parts are moveable. Any included artwork, clip art, some fonts and other graphics are fixed to abide by copyright laws and cannot be edited or removed. Colors also used cannot be edited with the exception of colored text.

If you want the text in the editable items to match the look of the ready to print decor, you may need to purchase and install some of the fonts. I've included information on the custom fonts used within the download along with a help sheet to make sure you’re getting the most from your purchase.

You can also use any fonts you already have to truly customize the look of your classroom!

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