It is important for children to know their short vowels. Need some FUN activities for your short a sound word list? Vowels are these are the five letters that make up the majority of words in an English language. They are a, e, i, o and u.
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A Sound Words List
The short vowel sounds are represented by letters a, e, i, o and u. These letters represent the sounds that these vowels make when they are at the front of a word or syllable.
The letter y represents a vowel sound that is not one of these five short vowels.
Phonics is the understanding of the different sounds that letters make. Vowels are a type of sound in English.
Vowels come in 5 different sounds:
a, e, i, o, u.
Teaching Phonics Vowel Sounds
Teaching phonics vowels is an important skill for many children to learn. It helps them with reading, spelling and writing.
There are many different ways to teach phonics vowels. One way is through a letterbox lesson:
A letterbox lesson can be used to teach the phonics vowels by dividing the alphabet into three sections: A-E, F-J, K-O. Children can be asked to find each vowel in the first section and then move on to the next section when they are finished.
It’s also possible to teach the vowels through a song or rhyme:
Here’s one example of a song that teaches phonics vowels: “I’m a little white bunny/And I like green eggs and ham…
I personally LOVE teaching phonics through songs and hands-on printable games like this one where students build the words:
Short a Sound Word List
Here’s a list of short a CVC words you can use with your students starting to learn all about short vowel sounds:
bat, cat, fat, jab, lab, nab, bad, dad, had, bam, dam, ham.
The list included in this FREE set below are:
How to use this set of phonics CVC short a words:
Print the pages you want to work on. It includes a poster where you can add to the board or to a file folder:
You can also print out the rest of the printables to use throughout the week where students will trace the word with help then eventually independently.
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CVC Words Short A Centers
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