You should find this product versatile and very useful in building early literacy skills. There are a variety of CVC patterns included for both REAL and NONSENSE words. I use this activity during small group Reading instruction…and once students are familiar with the rules and format of the activity, I put it out into my independent literacy centers. You may choose to isolate a specific short vowel sound or sounds by separating those cards out of the deck…you may choose to focus strictly on decoding and blending NONSENSE words…you may use the deck for drill work and/or sorting. I hope you enjoy it!