These worksheets work on words that contain long a and short a sounds.

If the vowel (in this case "a") says it's name, it is consider a long vowel. Such as in the word "take". If the vowel does not do that and make another sound, it's considered a short vowel. Many people don't understand the importance of understanding long and short vowels. It becomes a very valuable skill once you start to encountering higher level vocabulary words.

The most common long a words are: baby, lady, paper, bake, rake and lane. The most common short a words are: dad, hat, man, sat, fan and lane.

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The Long A Sound

Circle the objects that have a long A (ā) sound. Then write the word under the picture.

Short A (ā) Words

Circle the short a words.

Coloring the Long A, Short A

Color the Long A words RED. Color the Short a words BLUE. Color all other words GREEN.

Long A Words

Complete each sentence with a Long A word from the word box.

Circling Long A

Circle the word in each pair that has the long a sound. Write that word on the line. Say the name of each picture. If it has a Long A sound, draw a line to connect the picture to the Long A.

Short a Search

Say the name of the picture. Circle the word.

Long A Word Search

Underline the Long A words in the story and write them on the lines. Only write each word once. The story: Jane was going on vacation. She was very excited, because she was going to travel on a plane.

Long A, Short A

Cut out the pictures. Glue them next to the correct long a words.

Short A Worksheet

Say the name of each picture. If it has a short a sound, draw a line to connect the picture to the short a. Can you think of two things whose name contains the short a sound? Draw a picture of each thing. Then write its name on the line.

Does It Speak To You?

Read each word. Does it have a long A (ā) sound, or a short A (ă) sound? Color in the circle next to the correct sound.

Short a and a_e Words

Read each word. Then add an e. Read the new word and write it on the line.

Short a & a__e Words

Read each word. Then draw a picture of it.

Short a & a__e Words

Draw a line to match each picture to the correct word.

Short a & a__e Words

Name each picture. Spell its name on the line.

Can You Hear the Short A (ă)?

Circle the word in each set that starts with a short a (ă) sound. Circle the word in each set that contains the short a (ă) sound.