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SHORT VOWELS Go Fish Card Game - fun way to learn short vowel letter sounds

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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Teaching short vowels can be fun using this newly created Short Vowel Go Fish card game set.

Suitable for all ages in need of learning or revising their short vowel sounds. This game uses pictures where the short vowel sound is the beginning sound of the word.

It encourages visual and verbal letter name identification and recognition of the vowel letters, in uppercase or capital letters, lowercase or small letters and matching them to the beginning sounds of the pictures.

As children, can also have the opportunity to cut out the cards themselves, this aspect is good for addressing fine motor control.

Relates to the following specific National Curriculum Standards:

UNITED STATES National Curriculum Kindergarten Literacy Standards:

RF.K.1.d – Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
RF.K.3.b – Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels. (obviously this game only addresses the short vowel component of this standard).

AUSTRALIAN English Curriculum for Foundation Year: sound and letter knowledge

ACELA1439 – Recognise rhymes, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words;
ACELA1440 – Recognise the letters of the alphabet and know there are lower and upper case letters

NEW ZEALAND National Literacy (Progressions) Year 1 Standards

Y1.R.3 – Using their developing phonemic awareness to aurally identify and distinguish individual phonemes within words, for example, to blend phonemes (for example, by saying m/a/n/ is man) and to segment phonemes (for example, by saying seat is s/ea/t/)
Y1.R.4 – Identifying all letters by name and being able to produce an associated sound for each letter

UNITED KINGDOM National Literacy Curriculum KS1 Year 1 - applies of course to learning the 5 vowel letter names and 5 short vowel sounds, only for this game.

KS1.Y1.R.WR.1 – Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words
KS1.Y1.R.WR.2 – Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes
KS1.Y1.W.T.2 – Name the letters of the alphabet

Enjoy printing the game out on thin white card or normal paper and gluing onto back of cereal packets.

Designed to be used in conjunction with my first app, Ricardo's Alphabet Game Board. Available in Apple and Google Play Stores for all IOS and Android devices.

See my website for the direct app links and other Ricardo Reading Mouse® children's apps and educational resources www.ricardoreadingmouse.com.au

Learn the ABC's using song and dance: download my original Ricardo's Alphabet Song MP3 file for .99cUS here:


View the Ricardo's Alphabet Song animated video on my youtube channel: Learning With Ricardo Reading Mouse®

26 Letters of the English Alphabet Song

Your purchase is for personal and individual classroom use only, thank you!

I would love to hear any feedback/comments you or your children have, thank you!

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