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.
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.
For each of the four illustrations, find the long-A or short-A word within the group of scrambled up letters and circle it.
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.
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
Sort the picture cards and word cards into two groups: long-a and short-a words.
1st and 2nd Grades
Short-A Vowel Sound Worksheets
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.
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.