A List Of CVCe Words

Useful List Of CVCE Words With CVCe Activities, Worksheets, And Flashcards

Once students have learned to read initial phonics sounds and CVC words, the next step is for them to learn CVCe words. Below, you’ll find an extensive list of CVCe words and some ideas for fun activities to teach CVCe words to kids and beginner English language learners. We will also link to some useful free resources for teaching CVCe words in class. First, let’s take a look at what CVCe words are.

What Are CVCe Words

CVCe words, also known as “magic e” words or “silent e” words, are words in English that have a specific pattern: consonant-vowel-consonant-silent e. The “e” at the end of the word is silent, but it changes the sound of the vowel in the word, usually making it long. Some examples of CVCe words are “cake”, “hope”, “mule”, and “nice”.

CVCe words are typically taught once students have a good understanding of consonant and short vowel sounds. This usually occurs in late kindergarten or first grade, but the exact timing can depend on the specific curriculum and the individual learner’s progress.

The CVCe pattern is an important concept because it introduces students to the idea of silent letters (in this case, the “e” at the end of the word) and the concept of long vowel sounds. It helps students begin to recognize patterns in words and expands their reading abilities.

List Of CVCe Words

Here is an extensive list of CVCe words arranged alphabetically.

  • Bake
  • Bale
  • Bane
  • Bare
  • Base
  • Bate
  • Bike
  • Bile
  • Bine
  • Bore
  • Cage
  • Cake
  • Cane
  • Care
  • Case
  • Cave
  • Cede
  • Code
  • Coke
  • Cole
  • Cone
  • Core
  • Cove
  • Cude
  • Daze
  • Dele
  • Dine
  • Dole
  • Dope
  • Dose
  • Dude
  • Fade
  • Fame
  • Fare
  • Faze
  • Fine
  • Fore
  • Fuse
  • Gage
  • Gale
  • Game
  • Gape
  • Gate
  • Gaze
  • Hide
  • Hike
  • Hone
  • Hose
  • Jape
  • Jute
  • Kite
  • Lace
  • Lame
  • Lane
  • Lase
  • Late
  • Lave
  • Laze
  • Lice
  • Life
  • Line
  • Lobe
  • Lode
  • Lone
  • Lure
  • Mace
  • Make
  • Male
  • Mane
  • Mate
  • Mere
  • Mice
  • Mole
  • Mute
  • Nape
  • Note
  • Pave
  • Pine
  • Pole
  • Rake
  • Rate
  • Rave
  • Raze
  • Ride
  • Ripe
  • Rite
  • Rove
  • Rule
  • Sake
  • Sane
  • Save
  • Sine
  • Site
  • Size
  • Sone
  • Tame
  • Tape
  • Tare
  • Time
  • Tune

Fun Activities To Teach CVCe Words

Magic E Guessing Game

To play this game, simply show the video in class. Students will see an outline of CVCe word object and must guess what it is before the time runs out. This activity is a great way to review CVCe words at the end of the lesson or as an intro activity to see what magic e words students already know.

Magic E Wand

CVCe Word Activity

Give students a “magic e wand” (which could simply be a stick or pointer with an ‘e’ on the end). Have them “change” CVC words into CVCe words by adding the “magic e” at the end with their wand, which makes the vowel say its name (a long vowel sound).

Board Games

CVCe Activity

Board games can be a super fun way for kids to practice CVCe words. You can create your own simple board game or use one of our free printable board game templates.

CVCe Flashcard Game

There are so many flashcard games you can play to practice CVCe words. All you need is some CVCe Flashcards. For example, you can place the flashcards on the board and have students read each word out loud. Then, ask students to close their eyes and then remove one of the flashcards. Next, ask students, “What’s missing?” and have students raise their hands if they know which card is missing.

CVCe Word Hunt

CVCe Activity

Write CVCe words on Post-It Notes or index cards and hide them around the room. Have the children go on a word hunt to find them and then read them out loud when they do.

CVCe Word Bingo

CVCe Activity

Just like traditional bingo, have students write 9 CVCe words in a 3×3 grid in any order they want. Next, call out some CVCe words one by one and have students cross out the words as you say them. The first student to get one or two lines of bingo is the winner.

Free Resources For Teaching CVCE Words

Thanks for reading. I hope you found this list of CVCe words useful and your students have lots of fun learning these words. Before you go, be sure to check out these related resources for teaching CVCe words to kids and beginner English language learners.

CVCe Worksheets
CVCe Flashcards
CVCe Words With A – PowerPoint
CVCe Words With I – PowerPoint
CVCe Words With O – PowerPoint
CVCe Words With U – PowerPoint