Short A Worksheets & Printables

  • Model how to say the short ‘a’ sound in isolation and in words; have students practice saying the sound.
  • Ask the class to brainstorm words that begin with the short ‘a’ sound such as “apple” and “alligator;” have them brainstorm CVC words that contain the short ‘a’ sound such as “hat” and “cap;” use their ideas to create an anchor chart they can refer to.
  • Use word families to reinforce the short ‘a’ sound; ask students to generate a list of words from the “at” or “ad” family such as “bat” or “had”.
  • Provide practice activities such as circling all the pictures that contain the short ‘a’ sound.
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