CVC Short "a" words are: cat, jam, mad, tag, fan, hat, ram, sad, wag, van
This is something that works very well for my Kindergarten small group setting. It would also be a great resource for 1st or 2nd graders who might need some reinforcement.
The packet is set up to make two books at a time. If you wanted, you could even double side the pages. Unlike the books, the last page with the cut outs contains everything you need for ONE student.
Distribute a book to each student. Students will say the picture name then write the word on the lines. Students will then cut the words associated with the picture from their word sheet. They must put the words and punctuation mark in the sentence in the correct order. After they are correct, they can glue it.
If you are doing this together you can even hand out the sentence strips one at a time as you go :) Each sentence strip contains a photo of the CVC word to help students know which one they are looking for. The photo in the sentence strip does not need to be glued.