These 20 Short Vowel Picture Sorting Centers are a must for your literacy centers. Each sort comes with 2 sides, one has the picture and the other side is labeled with the title of the sort so it can be put in the correct place if it gets lost.
In these centers, each vowel is compared/contrasted to the other vowels. There are 2 sets per combination, making a total of 20 sorts. I have included to sorts of each combination to provide extra practice for the short vowels. Sometimes when more difficult features are in short vowel words (such as blends and digraphs), students will revert back to their last confusion with the short vowel in question. Therefore, I wanted to make sure students had as much practice as possible with short vowels.
You may be interested in the larger bundle of Picture Sorting Centers which can be found here:
Picture Sorting Center Bundle 72 sets of Literacy Centers/ RTI Interventions
Picture sorts are a valuable tool in teaching beginning reading. Students are actively engaged in manipulating pictures during which, they are thinking about sounds and feeling for them in their mouths. The more students become fluent in identifying how and where the sound is made in their mouth, the more fluent their knowledge of letters and sounds becomes. The sequence of these picture sorts follow the suggestions from Words Their Way.
Picture sorts are not only a great way to introduce and practice sounds, but they also can be an important intervention in which teachers can target student’s specific letter or sound weaknesses.
Picture sorts are a research based intervention and can be a great addition to your Response to Intervention program.
Also included are pictures to show you how you can organize your picture sorts.
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