This is one of many slide shows I created to teach reading intervention for the at risk reader. It follows along with the Road to Reading book for reading intervention. This first slide show teaches students the short vowel a sound and is interactive as it presents three letter words with the short a sound. It begins with reviewing some letter sounds and ending with sight word practice. The slide show is scripted so anyone can teach this lesson to a struggling beginning reader. It requires a dry erase board (or paper and pencil, although dry erase boards are more fun). Students enjoy this lesson and are engaged as they watch the interactive graphics!