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This page contains phonics worksheets and printables for teaching students about the long a and short a sounds.
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WorksheetsShort A Mini-Book: Rat, Cat, and Pat Free
Rat, Cat, and Pat is a fully-illustrated mini-book that is easy for emergent readers.Phonics Poem: Black Cat, Tan Cat Member
This easy-to-read phonics poem has lots of short a words in it, such as cat, fat, glad, mat, tan, bad, and sad.Long A Mini-Book : Kay-Kay Member
A young girl wants to play with a horse named "Kay-Kay!" It's an 8-page easy-read book for emergent readers.Mystery Picture: Short A Member
Color the "Short A" words to reveal a mystery picture. What picture do you see? A bat!Short A Worksheet Free
Circle the six short a words in the box, then write the words in alphabetical order.Build-a-Word: Ant & Cat Member
Cut the letters and make two short a words: ant and cat.Build-a-Word: Mat & Hand Member
Cut the letters and make two short a words: mat and hand.Build-a-Word: Ape & Cake Free
Cut the letters and make two short a words: mat and hand.Sorting - Long A, Short A Member
Sort the words and pictures into 2 groups - Long A and Short AListen and Circle: Short A Member
Listen to the short a words that are read by your teacher. Circle the correct words on the page.Letter A: Color-and-Write Member
Color the apple and the alligator, and the giant letters. Then practice writing the letters A and a.
Long A and Short A Word WheelsShort A - Word Wheel Member
Phonics word wheel to spin and read the word: cat, bat, cab, at, mat, bath, last, napLong A - Word Wheel Member
Phonics word wheel to spin and read the word: base, lake, bake, cake, same, name, came, face-ack Word Wheel Member
Phonics word wheel: back, black, track, snack, crack, and shack-ad Word Wheel Member
Phonics word wheel: glad, mad, sad, dad, and bad-ag Word Wheel Member
Spin the circles to make the words: rag, bag, tag, sag, snag, and wag.-ail Word Wheel Member
Words in the -ail family include: sail, pail, mail, and fail.-ake Word Wheel Member
Words in the -ake family include rake, take, make, bake, shake, and snake-all Word Wheel Member
This word wheel has tall, mall, call, ball, fall, and wall-an Word Wheel Member
Spin the circles to make the words: than, pan, can, man, ran, and fan.-and Word Wheel Member
Words in the -and family include sand, hand, land, and stand.-ap Word Wheel Member
Spin to make the words: map, tap, slap, flap, and nap.-at Word Wheel Member
Spin the circles to make the words: rat, bat, that, sat, mat, and cat-ate Word Wheel Member
Phonics word families: plate, gate, state, mate, and late.-aw Word Wheel Member
Word family word wheel: saw, law, paw, straw, and claw-ay Word Wheel Member
This family of words contains: play, stay, say, day, and way
GamesI have.. Who has... (Short A) Member
Your students will love practicing Short A words with this whole-class phonics game.
Word LaddersWord Ladder: Short A and E Member
Students build basic CVC words with the short a and short e sounds. Words include: jet, pet, pen, pan, fan, can.Word Ladder: Short A and Short O Member
Students write words with the short a and the short o sounds. Words include log, hog, hot, hat, mat, and man.Word Ladder: Short A and U Member
Students build three-letter CVC words with the short u and the short a sounds. Words include: rug, bug, bat, rat, hat.
See Also:Phonics: Consonants (Basic)
Looking for basic phonics worksheets with beginning and ending consonant sounds? They're all right here.Phonics: Vowels (Basic)
Phonics worksheets with short and long vowel sounds; Specially designed for students in Kindergarten and 1st grade.Phonics: Vowels (Advanced)
Vowel worksheets for older students in 2nd,3rd, and 4th grades.Printing Letters
Manuscript printing worksheets for all letters of the alphabet.Dolch Sight Words
Printable activities, flash cards, and word wheels for the Dolch sight words.