Long A and Short A Resources

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Long and Short Vowel Sort
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Game
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Time to shop! Kids must sort short and long vowel words at the toy store.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A Rhyme Match-Up
Short A Rhyme Match-Up
Game
Short A Rhyme Match-Up
Your kid matches rhyming words to activate Muggo's friend-making machine.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A Cat Food
Short A Cat Food
Game
Short A Cat Food
Roly loves his cat food, and your child needs to feed him by spelling short A words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A Photoshoot
Short A Photoshoot
Game
Short A Photoshoot
Kids find everything with a short A sound without seeing the words spelled out.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
Lesson Plan
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
Workbook
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
This workbook focuses on the fundamentals of reading and spelling from vowel sounds to sight words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Short Vowel Sort
Short Vowel Sort
Game
Short Vowel Sort
What short vowel do you hear? Kids must sort by sound in this phonics game.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Sound Sorting
Sound Sorting
Workbook
Sound Sorting
Sort out the short vowel sounds with this comprehensive phonics packet! Beginning readers will review vowel families and practice differentiating between "short" vowels and "long" vowels.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Long Vowels: Long A in Train
Long Vowels: Long A in Train
Worksheet
Long Vowels: Long A in Train
Introduce your first grader to ai words with this long vowels worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Silent E 2
Silent E 2
Guided Lesson
Silent E 2
The silent E makes a vowel says its name! Help your child remember this spelling pattern with these learning resources.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short A Dot-to-Dot
Short A Dot-to-Dot
Game
Short A Dot-to-Dot
Kids connect the dots to complete the letter "a" ... and help Floyd and Roly rap!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
"Short A" Cloud Catcher
"Short A" Cloud Catcher
Game
"Short A" Cloud Catcher
Kids help Tutu make rainbows by identifying short A words in this reading game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A 1
Short A 1
Guided Lesson
Short A 1
Bag, cat and cap are all examples of short A words that kindergarteners will be learning to read this year. You can support this learning with a guided exploration of the short A sound. Kids will be taught how to identify the short A within text, in addition to the corresponding sound. Check out our short A printables for more phonics practice.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short "A" Vowel
Short "A" Vowel
Worksheet
Short "A" Vowel
On this first grade phonics worksheet, kids practice identifying the short "A" vowel sound by circling pictures. Then they write their own short "A" word.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Lesson Plan
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Students will learn long vowel tricks to expose impostor vowels who “say” their name in this fun game that teaches the long vowel rule.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sorting Short A Words
Sorting Short A Words
Game
Sorting Short A Words
Kids sound out short A vowels and drop objects into the correct backpacks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Long and Short Vowel Review
Long and Short Vowel Review
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Review
Distinguishing between long and short vowel sounds is one of the first steps in mastering vowels. Gauge student understanding of long and short vowels with this review activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short A Spelling Cat Food
Short A Spelling Cat Food
Game
Short A Spelling Cat Food
Roly is hungry! Your kid feeds him by spelling short A words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
What's in the Picture?
What's in the Picture?
Game
What's in the Picture?
Kids can practice with the short A sound in this reading comprehension game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Short E 1
Short E 1
Guided Lesson
Short E 1
Vowels make more than one sound! Recognizing letters is a crucial skill for early readers. Recognizing the sounds they make is the next step. Help your child become a fluent reader and speaker with this short E lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short A 2
Short A 2
Guided Lesson
Short A 2
Having a strong understanding of short A words like bag, hand and bat can help first graders with reading fluency. This guided lesson helps to support first graders as they expand their comprehension of short A words. With targeted exercises and familiar examples, the lesson will take kids through the short A words they will most commonly come acrsoos in first grade texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short O 2
Short O 2
Guided Lesson
Short O 2
In first grade phonics, it's important to reinforce kids' understanding of short O words like dolphin, dog, sock and doll. By learning short vowels, kids can decode and decipher these sounds in words they don't already know. This guided lesson takes first graders through exercises and examples that will help them practice identifying short O sounds within a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Rhyme and Writing
Rhyme and Writing
Lesson Plan
Rhyme and Writing
Rhythm, reading, and writing make a perfect pair in poetry. Let your young writers practice these skills with the -at word family and common CVC words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Long Vowel Sounds
Long Vowel Sounds
Worksheet
Long Vowel Sounds
Children will enjoy circling the words with long vowel sounds —and crossing out the words that don't — in this fun word matching worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Words That Begin with "Y"
Words That Begin with "Y"
Worksheet
Words That Begin with "Y"
Your little reader will enjoy learning words that begin with "Y" using sight words. He'll build his vocabulary as he matches pictures to words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Long A and Short A Resources

First, second and third graders grow their foundational speech and reading proficiency skills. A basic element of deciphering how a word is pronounced is knowing the difference between the long A and short A sounds. The Resource Library provides lessons directed at mastering long and short As that would make Fonzie proud.

Subtle Sounds: Short and Long A Resources

Identifying vowel sounds is a skill elementary school students must learn in order to read. That means knowing the difference between long A and short A sounds. The Learning Library arms educators and parents with a variety of teacher-created tools such as worksheets, guided lessons, interactive stories and much more, that teach students the subtle differences of the important vowel.

Printable worksheets with playful illustrations challenge young learners to identify the long and short As in words such as “acorn” or “ladybug.” Word searches with long and short A words turn an educational lesson into a game. Other worksheets incorporate rhyming so students can compare sound similarities among words.

Various engaging games with whimsical illustrations incorporate repetition to help students commit A sounds to memory. Short A Opera with a belting (not melting) ice cream cone encourages kids to sing out short A sounds. A photo hunt game will have players spot items pronounced with specific sounds.

These are just a few of the tools found in the Learning Library that will tune kids’ phonics ears so they can read with excitement and ease.