Early Literacy: Short Vowel Sort
Which short vowel do you hear? Some sounds are easier to hear than others, and short vowel sounds can be tricky for young learners! For instance, children often mix up the short /i/ and short /e/ sounds, because they sound so much alike in words. So it’s important to practice this skill over and over and over again.
Use our cut outs and sorting mats to help these pre-readers learn short vowel letter sounds. Early writers may want to sort the images and then practice writing the words phonetically on a dry erase board.
Vowel Sort All: jet, pig, gem, can, cup, flag, fox, pin, bug, frog
When you are finished with the vowel sort, you can follow up with our short vowel sound practice/assessment sheet!
- Optional: Dry Erase Board, Dry Erase Marker, Pencil
Books to Inspire
- Elmer by David McKee
- The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
- The War Between the Vowels and Consonants by Priscilla Turner