Short Vowels

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

Words that have a Consonant Vowel Consonant pattern (CVC words) often have the short vowel sound.

Note that the letter A can make a short O sound sometimes. (ball, watch, quality)

short vowels say the sound

WATCH Long & Short Vowels from Scratch Garden (1:55), Kids vs Phonics Short Vowels (4:47) Short E & I Sounds from allaboutlearningpress (2:49)

Short & Long Vowel Chart from First Grade Wow

CVC Words from can be used to sort by vowel sound

CVC Flashcards from flashcardfox – 75 cards with color pictures & words

Short Vowel Words & Pictures from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Short & Long Pictures & Words (pdf – source unknown)

Short I & E picture sort from tchrgrl

CVC Word Machine from

READ short vowel sentences from, Beginner Books from Progressive Phonics

READ Books: “Gran on a Fan” by Kevin Bolger, “The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug” by Brian P Cleary

PLAY Printables: 123 Flip It game from thisreadingmama, short vowel Change game from Adrian Bruce

PLAY Online Games: Jungle Jumble from & CVC words at, CVC words at & put it on the shelf at

For even more resources, check out my reading Pinterest board.

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