Help your child gain confidence reading short a words!
Have you seen our word slider cards? The concept is simple.
1. Write a short vowel word on a long strip of paper, being sure to separate each phoneme (distinct sound). Blends (fr, tr, sp, etc.) and digraphs (sh, th, ch, wh) are not separated.
2. Seal a business-sized envelope and cut off the end. Insert the strip of paper.
3. Have your child sloooowly pull out the card, saying the sounds of the letters as he pulls. Help him push all the sounds together to make a word.
He can check how he did by looking at the picture at the end of the strip.
I love how these cards help my son child focus on each individual sound in a short vowel word. He still struggles with beginning blends, but he did great with the simple CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant). We’ll keep pulling them out for short practice sessions here and there. I hope you can use them!
More word slider cards
Check out the rest of our free printables for short a!
- Word family houses
- Short a UNO
- Milk cap spelling mats
- File folder game
- Phonics books
- Read ‘n stick mats
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