Short Vowel “A”

Support your phonics instruction with this beginner reading book that focuses on the short vowel /a/. The book is divided into four chapters based on the word families at, ad, an, and am. Letters and words used are c, a, t, s, m, n, d, h, r, at, cat, hat, mat, rat, sat, am, ram, Sam, had, dad, sad, can, man, ran, and nan.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy, laminate, and bind the book for continuted use
  • Send home a copy of the book so pupils can practice their phonics skills with their parents or guardians
  • Assign four reading centers to work on one of the word family chapters, but keep in mind that adult assistance is required 
Classroom Considerations

  • This book reads like a play; there are small parts for an adult to read 
  • The book is large, but can be copied separately by word family chapters 
Pros

  • Instructions for the teacher, or other adult, are friendly, clear and to the point
  • The chapter font is large and accompanied by child-friendly pictures 
  • Word family posters are available for printing and posting
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Beginner Book 1 Activity Worksheets
  • Reading Passage