First come the letters, next come the sounds, then it’s time for some word patterns. When kiddos learn to read it helps for them to have a basic knowledge of their letters and sounds, so that when you begin to introduce word patterns they can easily “sound out” these words.
Whether you teach the whole alphabet or a few at a time you are bound to introduce short vowel word patterns. These consonant-vowel-consonant or CVC words help your little ones understand that sound come together to make read words.
These word patterns are taught in both kindergarten and first grade and there are SO MANY ways to enjoy and explore these patterns.
I recently updated my Short Vowel Patterns Bundle and wanted to share one of the resources included with you. There are quite a few centers and activities to help teach short vowel patterns and one of those activities are these Pull and Read Short ‘a’ Cards.
To make the activity you will need to print, laminate and cut slits on the dashed line (I used cardstock so it will be more durable). Then, insert the initial sound piece through the slits and VOILA!!!