Short A Worksheets & Activities - Short A Word Work | Distance Learning

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  1. This BUNDLE of our Short Vowel CVC Worksheets are perfect for phonics word work centers. They focus on short CVC words and include many NO PREP printables to practice short a, i, o, u, and e, as well as a mixed set of practice.#DistanceLearningTpT:► Can be sent home in independent work packets for
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These short a word family worksheets and short a activities are perfect for your phonics word work centers. They focus on short a CVC words and include 142 NO PREP printables to practice the short a word family.

The short a CVC phonics patterns are grouped by short a word family:

  • Section 1: -at / -an / - ad (55 short a worksheets)
  • Section 2: -ap / -am (46 short a worksheets)
  • Section 3: -ab / -ag (41 short a worksheets)

This product aligns with my Blending Cards. For more information about the blending cards, see this blog post.

Blending cues (dots to segment the word, dotted lines to blend the word, and a large arrow to "read it fast") are included on many of the pages. Students can use the blending cues to read the word, then do the work on the worksheets.

These can also be printed at a reduced size and can be used for interactive notebooks.

There are 18 worksheet templates with multiple versions of most templates within each section.

The 18 templates are:

→ Color the Picture

→ Circle the Same Word

→ Read, Trace, Write

→ Read, Write, Color

→ Spell & Write

→ Match & Write

→ Circle the Word

→ Read and Check

→ Write Two Times

→ Read, Match, Write

→ Sentence Scramble Cut & Paste

→ Write a Sentence

→ Picture Sort

→ Word Sort

→ Write by Word Family

→ Cut & Paste Onset Rime

→ Cut. Paste. Write.

→ Cut & Paste Onset & Rime Write

These 18 worksheets are repeated in each of the three sections and often include multiple pages to accommodate the entire word list.

Words include:

Short a with 
t, n, d: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, can, Dan, fan, man, pan, ran, tan, van, Jan, bad, dad, fad, had, mad
, lad, pad, rad, sad, tad

Short a with 
p, m: cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap, zap, bam, dam, ham, jam, Pam, ram, Sam, yam

Short a with b, g: cab, dab, gab, jab, lab, nab, tab, bag, gag, lag, nag, rag, tag, wag

This product also aligns with my Phonics Reading Passages for Short A Word Families.

Also available are worksheets for other phonics patterns:



Short Vowels CVC

See the preview for additional information, a list of words, and photographs of all 18 different worksheets. An answer key is included.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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