This Short Vowel Bundle includes 19 pages:
Page 1: short vowel a & i
Page 2: short vowel a, i, & o
Page 3: short vowel e & u
Page 4: short vowel e, o, & u
Page 5: short vowel a, e, & i
Pages 6-18: Additional Word Study Resources
K/2 Word Study Scope and Sequence
Word Study Procedures
Word Study Day by Day Teacher’s Guide / Lesson Plans including independent and small group activities and games.
Word Study Student Sheet
Word Study Homework Agenda
Word Study Parent Letter
Pages 18-19: answer key
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Teaching the short vowel sounds is a must. Here’s Why! Here’s the Proof!
Efficient readers and spellers need to have knowledge of the 5 (sometimes “y as the 6th) short vowels and their sounds.
1320 one syllable words contain the short vowel sounds.
Only 88 of these are not purely phonetic and must be memorized as sight words. The others are easily sounded out.
A person who has thorough knowledge of phonics will be able to attack 94 percent of our English words that contain just the short sounds of vowels.
268 words contain the short sound of "a" as in "at".
223 words contain the short sound of "e" as in "get".
365 words contain the short sound of "i" as in "pig".
134 one syllable words containing the short vowel sound of "o" as in "mop".
251 one syllable words containing the short sound of "u" as in "mud".
When a reader or writer can recognize short vowels (“a” as in “at”) and short vowel blends (“bl” as in “blend), s/he has command of 62 percent of the phonetic syllables in the entire English language!
Students who master the ability to correctly sound the short vowels have the foundation of phonetic skills upon which to build the English language and can therefore attack the remaining 28 percent of English language words.
Use appropriate assessments to collect data on your students’ strength and weaknesses and support them with this valuable knowledge.