Short vowel /a/

The short vowel /a/ sound is what you hear at the beginning of the word “apple” and in the middle of the word “cat”.

This reading skill may be new to your student, or they may already be familiar with it. To practice this reading skill, select a type of activity that your student enjoys (they can help choose!). We do not expect every student to complete everything included here, and these materials can be completed in any order. Keep in mind that learning takes time and repetition.

Review or prepare before your session:

Ready to use during your session:

Lesson introduction and activity instructions

Materials for lesson activities (These require advance preparation; be aware that some of the lessons work best in person. With creativity, many can be adapted for remote tutoring sessions.)