Phonics & Phonemic Awareness: Long U, Short U

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Run, Bug! Run! is an 8-page book about a bug who runs from the rug, runs from a mug, and runs from the tub.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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In "Using My Crayons", a boy is uses his crayons to draw a the USA, a cube, and a unicorn.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Circle the six short u words in the box, then write the words in alphabetical order.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Mud Puppy is a cute, easy-to-read poem about a puppy who digs in the mud. It includes many short u words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Buggy Bump Ball is a fun poem about bugs who attend a ball. The poem has lots of short u words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Cut out the letters and make two short u words: sun and mug.
Kindergarten Grade
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Clip the letters and arrange to make two short u words: jump and up.
Kindergarten Grade
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Sort the words into two groups: Words with a short u sound (like up and mug) and those with a long u sound (like unicorn and use).
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Look for capital and lowercase letter U. Practice writing the letter U u.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Your teacher will read some short u words to the class. Circle each word on the worksheet.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Can you find the umbrella, the UFO, and the unicycle in this picture?
Kindergarten Grade
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Long U and Short U
Word Wheels
Phonics word wheel: cup, cut, bus, tub, us, up, rug, run.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Phonics word wheel: music, clue, use, blue, mule, tube, cube, menu.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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These words include tub, club, cub, and sub.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This word wheel includes the words tuck, luck, truck, and duck.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This set includes tug, mug, rug, dug, and plug.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This set includes lump, pump, thump, and jump.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This word wheel includes the words bun, fun, sun, and spun.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This circle includes junk, trunk, bunk, sunk, chunk, skunk.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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This circle includes but, cut, gut, shut, and nut.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Games and Puzzles
Students will love practicing short u words with this whole-class card game. Words include: cup, shut, drum, plus, cub, track, under, bug, and up.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Students build simple CVC words with the short a sound and the short u sound. Words include: rug, bug, bat, rat, hat.
Pre-K through 1st Grades
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See Also:
Phonics Worksheets: Consonants

Basic games and printable worksheets for each consonant sound; Includes beginning and ending sounds.

Phonics Worksheets: Vowels

Basic worksheets and games for each shot and long vowel sound.

Printing Letters

Manuscript printing worksheets for all letters of the alphabet.

Dolch Sight Words

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