Reading Words with a Short Vowel /i/ Sound

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10429

Jill ate ice cream in an igloo. How many i sounds do you hear? You'll complete online games and hands-on activities while practicing the short /i/ sound until you can hear, read, and write like a pro!

categories

Phonics, Reading

subject
Reading
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Beaver
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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Audio:

The short/i/ sound can be found in many words. The beginning of the word igloo has the short /i/ sound. Can you name a word with a short /i/ sound like the /i/ sound in igloo? Tell it to your teacher or parent and see if he or she can say a word to rhyme with it.

In this lesson, you will practice reading words with a short vowel /i/ sound. Your goals are to be able to read and write each word correctly by listening to all of its letter sounds.

Watch Short /i/ Sound - Phonics to review the short /i/ sound.

Where is the /i/ sound?

Print the Short /i/ Picture Cards found in the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar. Cut out the letters and the picture cards. Lay the cards out on the table in front of you.

  1. Point to the picture of the igloo.
    • Say the letter name I.
    • Next say the picture name.
    • Now say the short /i/ sound.
    • Stretch the /i/ sound in the word igloo by saying iiiiigloo.
  2. Point to the picture of the insect.
    • Say the letter name I.
    • Next say the picture name.
    • Now say the short /i/ sound.
    • Stretch the /i/ sound in the word insect by saying iiinsect.
  3. Point to the picture of the inch.
    • Say the letter name I.
    • Next say the picture name.
    • Now say the short /i/ sound.
    • Stretch the /i/ sound in the word inch by saying iiiinch.
  4. Point to the picture of big.
    • Say the letter name I.
    • Next say the picture name.
    • Now say the short /i/ sound.
    • Where do you hear the short /i/ sound in this word?
    • Stretch the /i/ sound in the middle of the word big by saying biiiiig.

Segmenting the Sounds in Words

Print the Short /i/ Segmenting Words Graphic Organizer found in the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar. Cut out the picture cards. Lay the cards and the segmenting mat out on the table in front of you.

  1. Begin with the picture of the itch.
    • Say “itch”.
    • Now say the beginning sound in itch, /i/.
    • Next say the ending sound in itch, /ch/.
    • As you say each sound, move a new penny onto the mat for each sound you hear from beginning to end.
      • When you move the coins onto the mat, it will help you to hear each sound in the word.
      • How many sounds does the word itch have? The word itch has only two sounds.
  2. Now try saying the sounds in fish.
    • How many sounds do you hear in the word fish? Yes, there are three sounds in the word fish.
  3. Repeat this procedure for the picture cards rip and sip.

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