Kids learn short vowels in Kindergarten. In this FREE printable short vowel worksheet, kids can practice reading short vowel words sound-by-sound. Have your kindergartner first say the sounds in order and then blend the sounds together. You can also use this worksheet with a soon-to-be kindergartner that already knows letter sounds and short vowel sounds.
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Kids can also read Reading Elephant short vowel printable phonics books.
Kids should master short vowel words in Kindergarten.
What are short vowel words?
Short vowels are:
a_ as in hat, mat, cap, Sam
e_ as in met, ten, den, get
i_ as in hit, bit, nip, lip, fin
o_ as in hop, cop, got, dot, Ron
u_ as in cup, fun, sun, pup, run
In systematic phonics instruction, kids learn one phonics sound at a time. Thus, when you teach short vowel sounds, don’t say, “a_ says/a_/ as in apple, but it can also be silent as in feat and say /a_e/ as in save…etc.” Kids need to learn one sound at a time. Thus, say “a_ says /a_/ as in apple” and stop there. Give the child time to master sounding out short a words. Once the child has mastered short a words, then you can proceed to short e words and so on.