Phonics & Phonemic Awareness: Short I

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

English/Language Arts
Cut & Glue Activities
Cut out the short-I word boxes on the bottom of the page and glue them below the matching picture.
1st Grade
The big pig digs and dances a jig in this cute story.  Color the pictures, assemble the book, and read.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Cut and assemble this short-I phonics flip book featuring the words: fish, crib, chick, and pig.
1st Grade
Use scissors to cut out the letter boxes and form the words "drill" and "fish" in the spaces below the illustrations.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
The lower portion of this worksheet has eight letter squares to be cut out and sorted into the words: "stick" and "pig".
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Cut the letters and make two short i words: pig and fish.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Have your students cut out and color these fifteen pennants, which feature words with a short-I vowel sound.
1st and 2nd Grades
Worksheets
Write in the missing letters in each of the boxes and then rewrite the short-I word on the lines.
1st and 2nd Grades
This phonics worksheet has twelve pictures. Students will color just the pictures that have a short-I vowel sound.
1st and 2nd Grades
Students will use a pencil to trace along the dotted lines, writing the short-I word, and then writing the word again on the primary-ruled lines.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the "Short I" words in the puzzle to reveal a picture. What picture do you see? A fish!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Circle the six short i words in the box, then write the words in alphabetical order.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This short vowel phonics poem has many short i words in it, such as pig, prince, jig, wig, and sit.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This short vowel phonics poem has many short i words in it, such as drip, sink, quick, slip, and sink.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
With a bingo dabber, students can dab the letters that make up the words pig, six, pin, and zip.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
There are illustrations of words with short-I words on this worksheet, each with a row of jumbled letters. Find the word in each row and circle it.
1st and 2nd Grades
Find the short-i word in each horizontal set of letters. Words include pig, ring, zip, and ship.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Hunt for short-i words hidden among the letter sets.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Read a selection of words to your students and have them circle the words that they hear.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Your teacher will read a series of words. Circle the words that you hear.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use this primary-ruled worksheet to have your students think up and write as many short-I words as they can.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This printable phonics activity is a fun way for students to differentiate words that have a short-I sound by marking or coloring them.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Look for capital and lowercase letter i.  Practice writing the letter I i.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
In this tundra scene, your students can seek the ice cream cone, the igloo, the icicles, and an iron.
Kindergarten
Print this worksheet out as a fun activity for students to use letter stampers in the boxes to form the short-I words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Games and Learning Centers
This card activity will have students sort the picture cards into two groups of words with a short-I vowel sound and words without.
1st and 2nd Grades
Students will sort each word card into a group based on the vowel sound. Print the cards onto card stock paper for best results.
1st and 2nd Grades
Cut out the words and rearrange them on a table to make sentences. Try to use a short-I word in each sentence.
1st and 2nd Grades
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
Students build CVC words with the short i, short a, and short u sounds.
1st Grade
This is fun phonics activity for students to practice reading and writing words that have a short-I vowel sound.
1st and 2nd Grades
Flashcards and Word Wheels
Use scissors to cut apart these 36 cards that feature words with a short-I vowel sound such as: kid, sit, him, rip, chin, fit, win, did, and stick.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Phonics word wheel to spin and read them aloud: hit, sit, big, dig, pig, bib, kid, hid.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
This phonics wheel has the words sick, trick, thick, pick, stick, and kick.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This phonics wheel has the words pin, tin, and thin.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Words that end with -ing, including: sing, wing, thing, king, swing, and ring.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Words that end with -ink, including: think, stink, sink, and wink.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This phonics wheel has the words dip, sip, lip, tip, and rip.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Phonics word wheel: sit, quit, lit, bit, and slit.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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.

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Dolch Sight Words

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