Reading Words with a Short Vowel Sound

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10556

Did you know all words need vowels? You'll watch videos, play games, and use printed letters and pictures to practice reading and writing words with short vowel sounds. You'll be GLAD you did!



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

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • Can you name all of the vowels?

Every word that you read and write has a vowel in it. 
The short vowel sounds make up many of those. 

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

Watch Hearing Short Vowel Sounds Game to review the short vowel sounds:

Let's play: What is the Vowel Sound?

  1. Print out the Short Vowel Picture Cards found in Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.
  2. Cut out the letters and the picture cards.
  3. Lay the vowel cards (a, e, i, o, u) out in front of you to make five columns.
  4. Place the picture cards into a pile.
  5. Draw one card from the pile, and say the picture name.
  6. As you say the picture name, listen carefully to the vowel sound.
  7. Place the card in the column for the vowel sound that matches it. 
  8. Repeat this procedure until all picture cards have been sorted into the columns.

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