Phonics: Long-A and Short-A (Mixed)

These worksheets require students to differentiate between the long-a and short-a vowel sounds. In the files below, you'll find word sorts, reading practice activities, and phonics card games. Most activities on this page align with the following Common Core Standards: CCSS.RF.1.2a and CCSS.RF.2.3a.

Each of these worksheets has both long and short vowel sounds. If you're looking for worksheets on short-a only, please jump to our short-a page. If you're looking for long-a only, please jump to our long-a page.

Scissors and a glue stick are needed for this phonics worksheet. Cut apart the pictures and glue them in the correct columns, sorting by short and long-A sounds.
1st Grade
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This coloring phonics worksheet will have your students using a red crayon to color in the pictures that have a short-A sound and a blue crayon to color in pictures with a long-A sound.
1st Grade
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For each of the four illustrations, find the long-A or short-A word within the group of scrambled up letters and circle it.
1st Grade
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Read a word from each group to your students to see if they can circle the correct word. This phonics worksheet will have students differentiating between words with long and short-A sounds.
1st Grade
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Having your students play with this scavenger hunt activity is a great and fun way for them to practice reading their words that have a long-A or short-A vowel sound in them.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Sort the picture cards and word cards into two groups: long-a and short-a words.
1st and 2nd Grades
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This fun activity has students using bingo dabbers, crayons, or markers to color in the word circles. Use red to color in words with a long-A sound and blue to color in words with a short-A sound.
1st Grade
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See Also:
Short-A Vowel Sound Worksheets

This page has a wide variety of worksheets, games, and activities for students to use to learn about words that have a short-A vowel sound. Includes: cat, nap, bag, can, clam, crab, and more.

Long-A Vowel Sound Worksheets

Students will learn about words with a long-A sound with these fun worksheets. You will find printable word wheels, card games, cut-and-glue activities, and more. Some of the words include: skate, gate, crane, game, cake, and wave.

Complete Phonics Index

Explore other vowel sounds, consonant sounds, dipthongs, digraphs, blends, and more with this complete listing of all of our phonics units. In each unit are cut-and-glue activities, word wheels, word sliders, games, and more.