This is a long a or Short a_e activity students can do in a literacy center.
There is an short "a" mat and a long "a_e" mat. Students will take a picture/word card and determine if it has a short "a" or a long "a_e" and place it on the correct mat. After students have finished sorting the cards there is a response sheet. Students cut out the words and paste them under the correct section "a" or "a_e"! The cut/paste activity is an informal assessment on the students knowledge.