Building Block 4: Short Vowel Sounds

What are short and long vowels? Ramp up your first grader's phonics skills with these easy and effective printables.

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Vowel Sounds: Short "A"

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.
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Vowel Sounds: Short "E"

On this first grade phonics worksheet, kids practice identifying the short "E" vowel sound by circling pictures. Then they write their own short "E" word.
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Vowel Sounds: Short "I"

On this first grade phonics worksheet, kids practice identifying the short "I" vowel sound by circling pictures. Then they write their own short "I" word.
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Vowel Sounds: Short "O"

On this first grade phonics worksheet, kids practice identifying the short "O" vowel sound by circling pictures. Then they write their own short "O" word.
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Vowel Sounds: Short "U"

On this first grade phonics worksheet, kids practice identifying the short "U" vowel sound by circling pictures. Then they write their own short "U" word.
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Vowel Sounds: Short and Long "A"

With this worksheet, your child will match picture names to creatures representing short "A" and long "A" vowel sounds, then glue the pictures to the page.
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Vowel Sounds: Short and Long "E"

With this phonics worksheet, kids match picture names to items representing short "E" and long "E" vowel sounds, then glue the pictures to the page.
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Vowel Sounds: Short and Long "I"

With this phonics worksheet, kids match picture names to items representing short "I" and long "I" vowel sounds, then glue the pictures to the page.
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Vowel Sounds: Short and Long "O"

With this worksheet, kids match picture names to items representing short "O" and long "O" vowel sounds, then glue the pictures to the page.
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Vowel Sounds: Short and Long "U"

It takes a long "U" sound to make "music"! On this worksheet, learn to distinguish long and short "U" sounds.
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