This interactive SMARTboard lesson is a comprehensive and fun way to practice short vowel sounds - both at the beginning of the word and in the middle of the word. Students will choose which short vowel completes the words. Some slides have picture clues to begin with and the difficulty increases as the picture clues go away. All slides are self checking so this can easily be a mini-lesson (or a series of mini lessons) or independent practice. The last slide provides a direct link on SafeShare to Froggy Went a Courtin' song and students are challenged to write as many words with the short "O" vowel sound as they can while the song plays. Fun ending for all to the lesson. Cute graphics help with the vowel sounds and make it fun. Created with Smart Notebook 11.