For any class who loves being read aloud to, but still need to work on basic independent reading skills this sheet will be a big hit. I plan to add more later as I continue the unit and expand, but my special education 2nd - 4th grade class really enjoyed this themed activity. They love the chapter books and will listen for hours, but can't read well independently.
This activity allows them to practice identifying the short "a" vowel sound without the work looking too simple or, "babyish" as they often put it. Finding resources that look as if they are designed for older students but have content typically used for very young students can be a real struggle as a special education teacher.
This one was a real hit with all of my students and was a nice, quick assignment / formative assessment to see how well they were retaining information after the first few days of our short "a" sound unit.