Fat Cat vs. Bad Bat: A Fun Phonics Story Starring Short Vowel A pdf

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
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7 pages


Skills. Confidence. Enjoyment. Short Vowel A Phonics Story

Is your student ready to read? Or do they need a smaller hop into reading? If they know all their letter sounds, then they can decode these short short vowel stories.

Fat Cat vs. Bad Bat is the first phonics eBook in this series and utilizes only the short vowel a. It's not about Halloween, but the antagonist is a bat.

This very short book can just be a silly interaction between a cat and a bat that helps children hop into reading, or it could provide an opportunity to talk about how our actions can affect others, consequences of our actions, ways we can respond rather than retaliation and how seeking to understand one another might change the way we treat others.

Bad Bat is rude to/bullies Fat Cat. How will Fat Cat feel? How will Fat Cat respond? What do you think happens next? How could this interaction have been different?


Short Vowel Shorts are designed to help kids learn skills, grow in confidence and enjoy learning to read.

Short Vowel Shorts is a series of five phonics books designed to be an engaging compliment to word family or phonics worksheets and other reading activities. They don’t contain any sight words, so children who know all their letter sounds but haven’t learned sight words yet can decode and read them, initially with help from a parent or teacher, and then by themselves.

Each story contains only one short vowel sound (short vowel a, short vowel e, short vowel i, short vowel o, or short vowel u), so children are only deciphering one vowel sound for the whole story rather than a mix of multiple vowel sounds.

The aim of Short Vowel Shorts is to provide teachers with a compliment to phonics worksheets and an option for a phonics step between single letter sounds/word families and short stories that contain sight words and a mix of multiple vowel sounds.
Total Pages
7 pages
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