V Words for Kids

Here, we have a compilation of V words for kids that can be used in vocabulary lessons. We’ve also provided some fun text ideas that you can use by copying and pasting into your lesson materials.

Very nice! V ventures to Virginia Beach for a wonderful voyage! In this series, our alphabet friends, A through Z, become tourists in America’s cities. At each of their stops, letters dig into their supplies in order to learn a new word study skill or vocabulary term. 

V has packed its backpack for Virginia Beach in Virginia! During V’s trip, V is excited to learn about different syllable features and patterns with the help of some wonderful word lists in V‘s backpack case. V is looking forward to exploring V , reviewing technology words that begin with “V,” and learning all about communication words, like emotions, traits, and other words that start with the letter “V”. 

Tip: Best educational practices related to word study include: read-alouds, discussion, and writing. It is important to build rich connections between readers and the vocabulary words they learn. For instance, discuss sample sentences and make other personal associations to bolster recall, decoding, and encoding. As always, remember that some words may require frontloading and framing depending on the learner’s age, background, and needs. Helpful reminders for readers: A vowel is a speech sound produced by letters a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y. A consonant is a speech sound produced by all of the other letters in the alphabet.

 CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) Words: To begin its journey, V visits the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, where V can see vibrant fish, playful dolphins, and even majestic sea turtles. V decides to take a look inside its backpack for a word study list. Ah! This is a short list with some super short words: CVC words! The first word list is about CVC words. CVC words have a specific order: one consonant, followed by a vowel, followed by another consonant. Examples of CVC words include “cat,” “sit,” and “fun.” Below is a short list of consonant-vowel-consonant words.


Closed Syllables: What a life saver! V explores the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, where V learns about the history of surfing and lifeguarding. V takes a break and opens its backpack to study a new word list. When the vowel of a syllable is short, the syllable is closed off by one or more consonants. Examples of closed syllable words include “hat,” “pin,” and “dotted.”


Open Syllables: Head to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, a lively promenade with street performers, delicious snacks, and exciting rides. Smells like funnel cake! Mmmmm! V stops to enjoy some, dusts off, and then enjoys the next list about open syllables. Open syllables have a vowel sound that is long and ends with a vowel. Because there is no consonant after the vowel in the syllable, the vowel is able to make the long sound, which sounds exactly like the name of the letter that makes the sound in that syllable. Examples of open syllable words include “no,” “me,” and “hi.” The “o” in “no” sounds just like how “o” is identified by name. The “i” in “hi” sounds just like how “i” is identified by name.


Silent Vowel Pairs (or Teams): V voyages to the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier to see fishermen reel in their catches and try casting a line. V gets a bit tired and decides to rest. The next list in V’s backpack is about silent vowel teams and syllables. Silent vowel pairs have two vowels together: one of them stays silent. Examples of silent vowel pair words include “boat,” “rain,” and “suit.” Even though the vowels are a pair or team, the first vowel to appear in the pair makes the sound, or sometimes the vowels are on a team and they make an entirely new sound together. Below is a short list of words that begin with “v” that have a silent vowel pair or vowel team.


R-Controlled Vowels: Let’s see it! V ventures to the Virginia Beach Convention Center, a modern venue hosting all sorts of events and conventions. V tours the expansive space and pops down to look through its backpack for a word study list about r-controlled vowels. This list is all about “R” and how it can be a bossy letter. R-controlled vowels happen when a vowel is controlled by the letter “r.” Examples of r-controlled vowels include “car,” “bird,” and “fern.” V reviews the list below:


Final Stable Syllables: Vegetable time! V heads to the Virginia Beach Farmers Market with its backpack and loads up on all of its favorite veggies. V enjoys supporting the local farmers and can’t wait to enjoy its new snacks! V takes a moment to study a new word study list. Final stable syllables are found in the final (last or lattermost) position of words. These syllables contain a consonant and one of the following vowel endings: -ble, -cle, -dle, -fle, -gle, -kle, -ple, -sle, -tle, -zle, -tion, -sion, -ture, -ous, -cian, -cious, and -tious. They are called “stable” because the pronunciation of each is reliable and predictable (always the same). Here’s the list that V reads:


“V” in Animals: While snacking on some goodies from the marker, V reads another short list of animals and other critters whose names begin with “v.” “Very interesting,” says V!

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“V” in Technology: V enjoys a little sunshine and uses its tablet computer to do some quick research on what’s happening in the world of technology. Later on, V digs through its backpack for another list. This next list is all about technology that begins with “v!” Let’s look at the list from V’s backpack:

video callvirtual classroomvirus protectionvloggervoice recognition
viral videovirtual reality (VR)vlogvoice assistantVPN

“V” in Communication: V decides to end its fun-filled day with a chance to relax on the sandy shores of Virginia Beach itself, feeling the warm sun and listening to the soothing sound of the waves. “Veeeery relaxing,” says V. V takes a moment to reflect and opens its backpack to find a word study list about communication. These are great words for every day. Here are some “v” nouns, adjectives, and verbs that readers and communicators should become familiar with.

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