Use these Common Core aligned word work activities to help students practice identifying, writing, and categorizing short a vowel words. This packet focuses on ab, -ad, -at, and -an sounds for the short a vowel.
This packet is part of a larger bundle of word work for short vowels, which can be found here: Short Vowel A, E, I, O, and U Word Work Bundle!
Mr. Snack Attack loves to eat. He loves to eat so much that he eats everything in sight, including short vowels! Super Zack will need your help in cleaning up the mess!
This lesson is aligned to the following CCSS for ELA:
- RF.1.2a: Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
- RF.2.3a: Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
8.5" x 11" (letter)
- 1 short a example chart
- 4 small center table top signs (approx. 3.75” x 1.5” folded)
- 4 Word Work Activities:
1. Snack Search:
Short a word search puzzle
2. Sorting A’s:
Short and long a sorting worksheet
3. An Eye for an A:
Fill in the missing letters and then sort ab, ad, at, and an worksheet
4. Color it!
Short a color-by-vowel coloring sheet
Short and long a mini word sort
- Answer key for all 5 activities
Ideas for Use:
- Introduce Zack, Mr. Snack Attack, and the short a vowel by using the short a example chart (p. 4) and “Introducing...” paragraph (p. 5).
- Use the mini-sort as an anticipatory set or review activity.
- Use the activities as word work during your ELA block.
- Use some or all of the activities during literacy centers.
Other word work in this series:
Short E: Tess and The Messy Guest!
Short I: Sid and The Slippy Kid!
Short O: Rob and The Clumsy Blob!
Short U: Summer and The Wacky Drummer!
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