Phonics & Phonemic Awareness: Long A, Short A

This page contains phonics worksheets and printables for teaching students about the long a and short a sounds.

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Rat, Cat, and Pat is a fully-illustrated mini-book that is easy for emergent readers.
Kindergarten Grade
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This easy-to-read phonics poem has lots of short a words in it, such as cat, fat, glad, mat, tan, bad, and sad.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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A young girl wants to play with a horse named "Kay-Kay!" It's an 8-page easy-read book for emergent readers.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Color the "Short A" words to reveal a mystery picture. What picture do you see? A bat!
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Write the missing letter to complete each short a word. Word list includes: hat, map, rat, fan, bat, bag.
Pre-K through 1st Grades
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Circle the six short a words in the box, then write the words in alphabetical order.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Cut the letters and make two short a words: ant and cat.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Cut the letters and make two short a words: mat and hand.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Cut the letters and make two short a words: mat and hand.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Sort the words and pictures into 2 groups - Long A and Short A
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Listen to the short a words that are read by your teacher. Circle the correct words on the page.
kth and 1st Grades
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Color the apple and the alligator, and the giant letters. Then practice writing the letters A and a.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Long A and Short A
Word Wheels
Phonics word wheel to spin and read the word: cat, bat, cab, at, mat, bath, last, nap
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Phonics word wheel to spin and read the word: base, lake, bake, cake, same, name, came, face
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Phonics word wheel: back, black, track, snack, crack, and shack
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Phonics word wheel: glad, mad, sad, dad, and bad
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Spin the circles to make the words: rag, bag, tag, sag, snag, and wag.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Words in the -ail family include: sail, pail, mail, and fail.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Words in the -ake family include rake, take, make, bake, shake, and snake
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This word wheel has tall, mall, call, ball, fall, and wall
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Spin the circles to make the words: than, pan, can, man, ran, and fan.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Words in the -and family include sand, hand, land, and stand.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Spin to make the words: map, tap, slap, flap, and nap.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Spin the circles to make the words: rat, bat, that, sat, mat, and cat
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Phonics word families: plate, gate, state, mate, and late.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Word family word wheel: saw, law, paw, straw, and claw
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This family of words contains: play, stay, say, day, and way
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Games
Your students will love practicing Short A words with this whole-class phonics game.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Word Ladders
Students build basic CVC words with the short a and short e sounds. Words include: jet, pet, pen, pan, fan, can.
Pre-K through 1st Grades
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Students write words with the short a and the short o sounds. Words include log, hog, hot, hat, mat, and man.
Pre-K and K1th Grades
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Students build three-letter CVC words with the short u and the short a sounds. Words include: rug, bug, bat, rat, hat.
Pre-K through 1st Grades
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See Also:
Phonics: Consonants (Basic)

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Phonics: Vowels (Basic)

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Phonics: Vowels (Advanced)

Vowel worksheets for older students in 2nd,3rd, and 4th grades.

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Dolch Sight Words

Printable activities, flash cards, and word wheels for the Dolch sight words.