Short Vowel Freebies & More
Here is a collection of short vowel freebies to explore short vowel sounds with your students. I’ve also included a few more free literacy activities to use with your kids! Be sure to check out the activities that explore long vowels, dictionary skills, and oddball words.
Short Vowel Freebies
Free short vowel activities just for you! These activities compare words with short vowels. These free activities include: word sorts with and without pictures, interactive notebook activities, and a set of exit tickets to assess student comprehension.
Word Sort Centers
This pack includes a center for sorting ‘short a’ and ‘short i’ words. There is a memorable character associated with each vowel sound. ‘Short a’ is Abby the Alligator. ‘Short i’ is Isabel the Iguana. Get this set of centers here for free!
Print & Go Short Vowel Word Sorts
Try these no prep word sorts. Use these printables for a quick & easy short vowel word sort. There are multiple formats to meet the needs of your students. Get this set of word sorts here for free!
Interactive Notebook Activities
This set includes a variety of interactive notebook activities with varying degrees of support. Choose the set that works best for each child. Get these free interactive notebook activities here.
This is a set of Exit Tickets to use as a quick assessment tool with your students. You can use these exit tickets as a very quick way to assess the needs of your students. Since the tickets can be graded in a very short amount a time, they allow you to constantly assess each student’s strengths and weaknesses. You can use these tickets to find the students that need more instruction time with a concept.
I have included 4 different exit tickets to assess student ability to listen for and identify short a and short i words. Choose the ticket that best fits the needs of your students. Get these free exit tickets to assess short vowels.
More Literacy Freebies
I’ve added more literacy freebies to use with your children. There are a variety of free learning activities that are sure to thrill your students!
Long and Short Vowels
Are you moving onto long vowels? Check out these free long and short vowel word sorts! These word sorts feature ‘Abby the Alligator’ and ‘Jake the Snake’. They include a simple cut and paste word sort and a word sort in a game format.
Looking for more activities to explore long and short vowels? Check out this Free ‘Frog and Toad’ themed learning activity. See it in action and get it for free here. There are DIY directions to create your own Frog & Toad here.
Many kids need tons of practice with long and short vowel sounds. Give them the practice they need in a variety of fun formats! Get all of them in a money saving bundle here.
Get kids motivated to explore parts of a dictionary with this fun activity. Each student will create a word entry and definition. They will use the dictionary format to define themselves. After creating the dictionary entries, put the entries together to create a class dictionary. There are extension activities that students can use to explore the parts of their class dictionary. Motivate your students by letting them create and explore their own dictionary! Get the class dictionary for free here.
Words with Inconsistent But Common Spelling-Sound Correspondences
Oddball words can be very difficult for young children. They look the same as other words with the same spelling pattern, but do not have the same sound. For example: have/gave/save & does/toes/goes.
Use these fun task cards to give students practice identifying the oddball words. Students will read the three words and identify the word with the inconsistent spelling sound correspondence. Get your free copy of the task cards and recording sheets here.