Check your emerging reader's understanding and add some HALLOWEEN fun to your GUIDED READING, DAILY FIVE or HOMEWORK activities!!! Use this activity while teaching short vowels, as a reinforcement or even assessment tool. This activity allows students to read/decode a simple SHORT VOWEL/SIGHT WORD passage and highlight the short vowel words. This passage has short /a/ and /e/ words only. The students then write the highlighted words in the correct column. On the next page, the students read over the passage again, this time drawing their own illustration. Check back for more short vowel passages!