This is a collection of eight different activities to teach the short a sound. They are based on the Language Arts Common Core Standards for Kindergarten. This unit is meant to last two weeks. I will be uploading more two week units for all vowel sounds (long and short) soon. A short o unit is already available in my store.
*Short A Word Sliders: Students manipulate the beginning and ending sounds of short a cvc words to create a list of short a words.
*Short A cvc Word Game: Students play with a partner and must navigate through a game board containing short a words.
*Short A Crossword Puzzle: Students play a fun game to review the short a sound and then complete a short a crossword puzzle.
*Short A Sentence Scramble: Students must unscramble 3 different short a sentences and draw pictures to match.
*Short A Book Illustration (Max and Sam): Students must read a short a story and illustrate the book to match the words. Teachers can easily check for understanding through the students' illustrations.
*Short A Coloring Book (The Van): Students color the pictures in a story containing short a words. Students also practice sight words and whole language techniques. A teacher's guide with comprehension questions is included.
*Short A Bingo: Students play bingo using short a words.
*Short A Writing: Students collaborate to create a list of short a words and write a story using those words.
All lesson plans and worksheets are included. Please email me if you have any questions. Enjoy!