Short Vowel Practice {short a} - Miss Kindergarten

Short Vowel Practice {short a}

We've been working hard on reading and writing our CVC words, focusing on short a words. My kiddos are so excited to be reading! This week we've been using some fun activities from my Short Vowel unit.

First, we practiced reading, writing and drawing short a words.
I laminated the pages so that we could use dry-erase markers {anything other than a pencil is always fun} and so that we could use the pages over and over. This was also a great vocabulary builder for my English learners.

Then we played Roll, Read and Cover!
I made some dice using foam blocks from the Dollar Tree and writing a-f on one cube, and 1-6 on another cube. The kiddos rolled the dice to find which word to read and then covered it. They loved this little game!

Next, we're going to play this fun little game!

You can find all of the activities above in this unit:

How do you practice short vowels in your classroom?



  1. Cute idea with the dice. What a great way to make reading fun and exciting. Renee

  2. Loveeee this packet! Just downloaded your freebie and using it tomorrow for centers. Thanks Hadar! =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  3. Definitely, I can use this with my English learners and newcomers to the country. Awesome activity!

    Fonts 4 Teachers
    Fonts 4 Teachers in TPT

  4. That game looks like so much fun - the whole pack looks awesome!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  5. Your packet looks awesome! I am amazed at your students' illustrations of the pictures. You have some talented students in your class! :)

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  6. I love the read roll cover! What a great idea! I am putting this unit on my wish list now! I also love the idea of laminating the sheets so they can use dry erase markers. Thanks for sharing.

    Clearly Kindergartenarah

  7. love this!! I have pinned it and am already thinking how I can use it with my Year 1 class I have on Wednesdays. Thx!

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  8. Nice packet. :) Do you use it with your whole group, sm group or independently at workstations/ centers? Just curious.


  9. I love all of these great activities! Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely be adding that unit to my wish list for Super Bowl Sunday! Will you be having a sale? I'd love for you to link up with me if you are! I can't wait to shop til I drop :)

  10. You have great ideas for practicing cvc! Wipe off surfaces are a life saver ;)

    Leslie - Teach

  11. Do you have these packets for other vowels?

    1. Hi Kim, yes I do! Here's the link:


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