Phonics & Phonemic Awareness: Short I

This page contains phonics worksheets and printables for teaching students about the short-i vowel sounds.

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Cut & Glue Activities
The big pig digs and dances a jig in this cute story.  Color the pictures, assemble the book, and read.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Cut the letters and make two short i words: pig and fish.
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Color the "Short I" words in the puzzle to reveal a picture. What picture do you see? A fish!
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Circle the six short i words in the box, then write the words in alphabetical order.
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This short vowel phonics poem has many short i words in it, such as pig, prince, jig, wig, and sit.
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This short vowel phonics poem has many short i words in it, such as drip, sink, quick, slip, and sink.
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Find the short-i word in each horizontal set of letters. Words include pig, ring, zip, and ship.
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Hunt for short-i words hidden among the letter sets.
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With a bingo dabber, students can dab the letters that make up the words pig, six, pin, and zip.
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This printable phonics activity is a fun way for students to differentiate words that have a short-I sound by marking or coloring them.
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Look for capital and lowercase letter i.  Practice writing the letter I i.
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Your teacher will read a series of words. Circle the words that you hear.
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In this tundra scene, your students can seek the ice cream cone, the igloo, the icicles, and an iron.
Kindergarten
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Games and Learning Centers
I have... Who has... is a whole-class card game that can help build reading fluency. This game focuses on Short I words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Students build CVC words with the short i, short a, and short u sounds.
1st Grade
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Word Wheels
Phonics word wheel to spin and read them aloud: hit, sit, big, dig, pig, bib, kid, hid.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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This phonics wheel has the words sick, trick, thick, pick, stick, and kick.
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This phonics wheel has the words pin, tin, and thin.
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Words that end with -ing, including: sing, wing, thing, king, swing, and ring.
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Words that end with -ink, including: think, stink, sink, and wink.
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This phonics wheel has the words dip, sip, lip, tip, and rip.
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Phonics word wheel: sit, quit, lit, bit, and slit.
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See Also:
Phonics: Consonants (Basic)

Basic phonics printable activities  for basic consonant sounds; Recommended for emergent readers in Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade.

Phonics: Vowels (Basic)

Basic phonics worksheets and card sorts with long and short vowel sounds; Recommended for students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades

Phonics: Vowels (Advanced)

More difficult vowel worksheets for older students in 2nd,3rd, and 4th grades.  Worksheets require basic reading skills.

Printing Letters

Students can practice printing letters with these manuscript worksheets.

Dolch Sight Words

Printables for teaching 220 basic sight words.