Use these short vowel posters as anchor charts to help your students with simple, closed-syllable short vowel words. The anchor words include CVC and CCVC words appropriate for late kindergarten and early first grade. The featured letters use "Alphashapes" to help students associate the sound with a real-life animal or object. You can increase the multi-sensory application of these posters by using hand motions (I like to make these up and change them for different groups based on interest and background knowledge).
Early readers and writers struggle with short vowel sounds, and it seems to get worse before it gets better! Prominent visuals, oral reinforcement, and kinesthetic activities reinforce short vowel sounds for struggling readers.