exercises
Knowing how to read short O words like hot, pot, and top takes practice. This guided lesson can help kids master the short O sound. Kids will be taught to identify the short O within common sight words, which will boost reading fluency. Don't forget to check out the short O printables at the end of the lesson to continue the learning.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Short O Song
Got a lot of short o words to figure out? This jaunty tune, which lists words with short o sounds, is just the trick to make short o words stick.
Short O Moving Match
Power up your kindergarteners’ abilities to recognize the “short O” sound with this short activity featuring Muggo the Robot. If they are successful in identifying a few objects that possess the “short O,” your students will be able to help Muggo clone himself, adding a few more robot friends to the fun.
Short O Cloud Catcher
Practicing short vowels? In this high-flying game, Tutu transforms rain clouds into rainbows by picking out clouds that have rhyming short O words.
Short O Sorting
This sorting game is a fantastic way to help kindergarteners differentiate between “short A” and “short A” sounds. The gang is getting ready to go on a trip, and what could be more important than reading material? With each book packed away, students will gain greater confidence in their ability to recognize vowels.
Short O Hopper 2
It is time for your kindergarteners to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. Learning isn’t always pretty, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. CuzCuz uses this silly jaunt through the mud as the perfect opportunity to show your students just how easy it can be for them to recognize the “short O” sound.
Fox Top Story
Short o words are the feature of this short story, all about a fox looking for his top.
Fox Top: Reading Comprehension
To ensure that your kindergarteners understand what transpired in a story, send them along with Roly the Cat on this reading comprehension adventure. Fox Top is a crowd pleaser, but it also has valuable learning opportunities. These few questions about critical points in the storyline help your young audience train their reading comprehension skills and get the most out of the story.

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