CVC words are consonant-vowel-consonant words. They are words like cat, zip, rug, and pen. The vowel sound is always short. These words can be read by simply blending the individual phoneme sounds together.
Children are typically introduced to CVC words at four years old. Learning to read and write CVC words improves children’s phonetic awareness, reading fluency, and handwriting skills.
Examples of CVC words include cat, hat, hot, and pan.