Tap the top of the page to watch the "The Magic of Words!" appear before your eyes! Then, guide students to make words with the short a. Students can have the same page as seen on the Smart Board or use their whiteboards to practice making short a words. The magic occurs when you change one word into a new word. Such as changing the word mat to map to cap, etc. You can even use magic wands and magical words..."abracadabra alakazam change the word mat to the word map!" Students will love the excitement that goes along with making and changing words and at the same time practicing the short a!