In this print and go worksheet, students listen for short i vs. short e and sort them under the correct columns.
This is a sample page from the book of 60 cut and paste activities.
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Short Vowel Cut and Paste Picture Sorts
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Perfect for word work/ literacy centers or morning work! Great Phonemic Awareness practice!
Students cut out the pictures, sort and paste them on each side under the correct heading.
In this product, I have compared the middle vowel sounds to each other in all possible combinations. I have also used a variety of pictures. Some pictures are simple cvc patterns, while others contain blends and digraphs.
I have found that students who seem to have mastered hearing the short vowel in the middle of a cvc word, will make errors when given words that have blends and digraphs in them. You may notice this in their spelling as well. For example, a child who formerly spelled “bed” as BAD, but now spells it correctly, can be given the word “bend” and spell it as BAND, reverting back to making the error again. In my opinion, this is because the student is not fluent in feeling for blends and digraphs in their mouths, and the recently mastered short vowel skill is not solid, so when confused, the error shows up again in more difficult words. I believe picture sorts can help students become more fluent in feeling for sounds in their mouths and this will push them forward in their reading and spelling as well.
Each page has also been designed to contain at least one pair of rhyming words. This was to give the teacher an added teaching point. Students can be instructed to also find the two pictures that rhyme. A few pages have more than one pair, but most pages have only one.
Many of my products are designed to develop a child’s fluency in Phonological and Phonemic Awareness. I use pictures so that the child can listen to his/her own voice and feel for the sounds themselves. It is important with all picture sorting activities for the teacher to introduce the pictures in advance. This will encourage students’ independent success and minimize teacher interruptions.