Short Vowels Booklets for Targeted Phonics


Booklets that teach key phonics principles during small groups. Learn the how and why behind short vowel patterns, then practice independently and with a partner.

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These Short Vowels Booklets provide targeted instruction for short vowels for your upper elementary students. This is NOT your typical CVC-style practice. These booklets use multisyllabic words to teach and provide practice for the short vowel phonic patterns. Students will learn what makes a vowel short (the WHY behind the pattern) and will explore and practice the pattern through a mini-lesson, independent practice, and a partner game.

Each Booklet Has:

  • A mini-lesson for the teacher that breaks down the rationale for the short vowels pattern, plus linguistic connections;
  • Pattern Rationale Example: The short a vowel sound happens when the letter a is closed in by at least one consonant letter. This is called a closed syllable.
  • Linguistic Connection Example: Vowels are letters that represent sounds that do not block your airstream when you say them.
  • I Do, We Do, You Do portion of the mini-lesson
  • “Word Exploration” Activity
  • Independent Practice
  • “Mystery Word” Activity
  • Mini Board Game
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For more tips on how to teach phonics, check out Why I Used to Suck at Teaching Phonics.

Included In This Resource:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Six Short Vowels Booklets (one for each of the short vowels and one with all combined)
  • Answer Key
  • Note: This resource comes as a printable PDF. It is not digital. It is not editable.

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Short Vowels Booklets for Targeted Phonics


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