Pocket Chart Phonics: Short Vowels

Who knew short vowel sounds could be so much fun? Beginning readers use picture cards, things around the room, and simple worksheets to practice with the short a, short e, short i, short o, and short u sounds. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • As homework after you cover a letter, ask a group of kids to bring in something (small, not alive) that has the short vowel sound in the name
  • Since the picture cards aren't included, consider creating your own, using larger cut-outs of the bingo cards, or having kids create a class set
Pros

  • Clear and simple worksheets are appropriate for beginning readers
  • Last page offers "cards at a glance" for your reference
  • All worksheets are included and easily printable
  • Short vowel bingo game is a fun wrap-up of concepts
Cons

  • The picture cards aren't included