Phonics & Phonemic Awareness: Long I, Short I

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

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In this long i book, a girl lies to her mom about eating pie, cries when she hurts her arm, and needs help tying her shoe.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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The big pig digs and dances a jig in this cute story.  Color the pictures, assemble the book, and read.
Kindergarten Grade
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Color the "Short I" words in the puzzle to reveal a picture. What picture do you see? A fish!
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Circle the six short i words in the box, then write the words in alphabetical order.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This short vowel phonics poem has many short i words in it, such as pig, prince, jig, wig, and sit.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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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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Cut the letters and make two short i words: pig and fish.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Cut the letters and make two long i words: pie and kite.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Sort the words into 2 groups: Long i words and Short i words
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Look for capital and lowercase letter i.  Practice writing the letter I i.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Your teacher will read a series of words. Circle the words that you hear.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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In this tundra scene, your students can seek the ice cream cone, the igloo, the icicles, and an iron.
Kindergarten Grade
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Long I and Short I
Word Wheels
Phonics word wheel to spin and read them aloud: hit, sit, big, dig, pig, bib, kid, hid.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Phonics word whee to spin and read them aloudl: nice, mice, ice, bike, hi, mile, kind, find.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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This phonics wheel has the words price, slice, rice, mice, and nice.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This phonics wheel has the words sick, trick, thick, pick, stick, and kick.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Phonics wheel with -ight words: sight, bright, right, light, might, and light.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This phonics wheel has the words time, dime, lime, chime, crime.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This phonics wheel has the words pin, tin, and thin.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This phonics wheel has the words pine, line, dine, and mine.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Words that end with -ing, including: sing, wing, thing, king, swing, and ring.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Words that end with -ink, including: think, stink, sink, and wink.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This phonics wheel has the words dip, sip, lip, tip, and rip.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Phonics word wheel: sit, quit, lit, bit, and slit.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Games and Puzzles
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 Grades
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Students build CVC words with the short i, short a, and short u sounds.
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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.