If your students are like ours, then they LOVE to write with markers, pens, crayons and many other fun tools. We created this set of short a whiteboard mats to help your students practice their short a words. These mats are perfect for a work station or whole group practice. Simply print (front and back) and laminate. One side of each mat provides your students with short a words to trace and write. The other side of the mat contains a word bank and lines for your students to practice using their short a words in a sentence. Your students will LOVE using a dry erase marker to practice their short a words. This download is the first in a short vowel series (more to come). You will find the following short a patterns in this packet: -at, -an, -ap, -ad, -am, -ack. Please take a look at the thumbnail images to see what both sides of the mats look like.