Short /a/ Words with Pictures


With our Short /a/ Words with Pictures lesson plan, students learn about words with short /a/ sounds and how to sound them out, read them, and categorize them.

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Our Short /a/ Words with Pictures lesson plan teaches students about words with short /a/ patterns and how to recognize them. During this lesson, students are asked to practice reading words that have a short /a/ sound by first sounding them and then reading the whole word. Students are also asked to sort words with short /a/ sounds into “-ag,” “-ap,” and “-at” categories.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to notice parts, or patterns, in words and will be able to use the short /a/ pattern to help them read a word.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2

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5th Grade, 6th Grade