CVC Words like DOG and CAT that have a Consonant Vowel Consonant pattern often make the short vowel sound.
CVC Word Roller – free at the Super Tutor Tools store at Teachers Pay Teachers, CVC Word Machine from homemade-preschool.com.
CVC Cards. Use CVC cards to sort by vowel sound, or for activities for phonological and phonemic awareness.
- CVC pictures and words from Flying Into Learning
- CVC pictures and words from bogglesworldesl.com
- CVC Flashcards from flashcardfox – 75 cards with color pictures & words
- Short Vowel Words & Pictures from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Closed Syllables. Closed syllables often make the short vowel sound. When a vowel is followed by at least one consonant, it is a closed syllable. An exception sometimes occur when the letters i and o are followed by two consonants. (find and lift the lost gold) A can make a short O sound sometimes. (watch the dog play squash with a ball)
Short i and e. It can be challenging to hear the difference between short i and e. LISTEN to contrast words, WATCH Short E & I Sounds from allaboutlearningpress (2:49) and practice with Short I & E picture sort from tchrgrl.
Word Families. Practice with word families that have short vowels.
Short Vowel Variations. The final consonant of some words with short vowels can double. Learn more about Flossy Words and more short vowel variations.
WATCH videos and PLAY online games at a Short Vowels tutorial at Wakelet. Some online games require flash, which is no longer supported after 12/31/2020. Learn more at The End of Flash.
PLAY more online games: Sliding Beaver and Hanging Monkeys from literactive (Flash). Cloudy Day, Vowel Popper and Vowel Ace at roomrecess.com (choose short vowels)
READ short vowel sentences from stickyball.net, Beginner Books from Progressive Phonics. READ Books: “Gran on a Fan” by Kevin Bolger, “The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug” by Brian P Cleary.
PLAY Printables at the ABCs of games for reading.
Short and Long Vowels. Review the difference between short and long vowels. Use the short or long picture sorts from First Grade a la Carte or a pdf (source unknown) of Short & Long Pictures & Words. The Short and Long Vowel Chart is free at the Super Tutor Tool store.
WATCH videos and PLAY online games at the Short or Long Vowels Wakelet Tutorial.