Complete CVC (Three Lettered) Words Chart


Complete CVC (Three Lettered) Words Chart is a great resource if your little one is getting ready for the phonics journey. There letters word families are an integral part of learning to read through Phonics. Let’s explore all the CVC words (Short vowel sound a, e, i, o, u).

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CVC word Chart – Short Vowel ‘a’

CVC words – Short Vowel ‘e’

Short Vowel ‘i’

Short Vowel ‘o’

CVC words – Short vowel ‘u’

Complete CVC words Chart

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What is a CVC word ?

A CVC word is nothing but a three lettered word made of a consonant, vowel, and consonant sound. When a vowel is followed by a consonant, it is a closed syllable and makes the vowel say its sound. Let’s take an example Mat is an example of a CVC word. Each letter makes its sound clearly and hence is easily decodable. It is easy for a beginning readers to blend the letter sounds to say the word. Log, pig, pot, run, and tag are also examples of CVC words. Check out a complete guide on how to read through phonics.


Since CVC words are easily decodable, they help our beginning readers feel confident when learning how to read. Once your child masters reading CVC words by blending sounds he/she can start learning to read other phonics concepts like magic-e words (long vowel words),vowel teams, and words that contain blends and digraphs. (two consonants next to each other in a word).

The CVCs goes by word families, hence sorting them by vowels makes it more systematic and easier to teach young minds. So, apart from the above “Complete CVC (Three Lettered) Words Chart” Let’s explore more of these word families as per their Vowel sounds:

CVC Words (Short vowel “a”)

at: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat

ad: bad, dad, had, lad, mad, pad, sad

an: ban, can, fan, man, pan, ran, tan, van

ag: bag, gag, hag, lag, nag, rag, sag, tag, wag

ap: cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap

CVC Words (Short vowel “e”)

ed: bed, fed, led, red, wed

eg: beg, keg, leg, peg

et: bet, get, jet, let, met, net, pet, set, vet, wet, yet

en: den, hen, men, pen, ten, then, when

CVC Words (Short vowel “i”)

it: bit, fit, hit, kit, lit, pit, sit, wit

id: bid, did, hid, kid, lid, rid

ig: big, dig, fig, gig, jig, pig, rig, wig, zig

ip: dip, hip, lip, nip, rip, sip, tip, zip

in: bin, din, fin, pin, sin, tin, win

CVC Words (Short vowel “o”)

ot: cot, dot, got, hot, jot, lot, not, pot, rot, tot

ob: cob, gob, job, lob, mob, rob, sob

og: bog, cog, dog, fog, hog, jog, log

op: cop, hop, mop, pop, top

CVC Words (Short vowel “u”)

ut: but, cut, gut, hut, jut, nut,

ub: cub, hub, nub, rub, sub, tub

ug: bug, dug, hug, jug, mug, pug, rug, tug

un: bun, fun, gun, nun, pun, run, sun

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