This product includes mats for 6 short a word families:
at- bat, rat, cat, hat, sat
an- fan, can, man, van, pan
am- ham, jam, ram, Sam, dam
ap- rap, cap, lap, tap, nap
ad- bad, sad, mad, dad, pad
ab- lab, cab, dab, tab, jab
These mats should be printed on cardstock and laminated so they can be reused. They can be used with play dough or wipe off markers.
Students practice their short a word families by using the pictures on the mats to help them figure out which letter is missing. Students then write or make the letter with play dough or wiki sticks. Then they can tap out the CVC word and practice decoding the word.