This set of worksheets helps students identify and recognize vowels that don't look like they sound.

The collection of worksheets below will help students find and deceipher vowels that don't sound like as they appear. For example the word "fan". The "a" is a short vowel because it does not sound like an normal "a" sound. Short vowels normally appear when grouped or surronded by consonants. This gets tricky when we get it vocal language. Homophones draw fear in most eyes, when they are not written down. For instance, would have a steak or stake for dinner? Is it hot outside because the son or sun is glaring down on you?

It is a really good idea to do a few of these worksheets as a class. Try to sound out everything and when possible, make sure to use visuals and pictures to help you along.

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Short Vowel Sounds

Say the name of each picture. Color the pictures where you hear a short vowel sound.

Short Vowel Sounds

Say the name of each picture. Color in the box that contains the letter whose short vowel sound you hear.

Find the Short Vowel Sounds

Say the name of each picture. Circle each picture that has a short vowel sound in its name.

Short Vowel Sounds

Write the missing short vowel in each word. Then say the word.

Listening for Short Vowels

Say the name of each picture out loud. Write the letter of the short vowel sound that you hear. Hint: You should name all the vowels once!

Short Vowel Words

Use the short vowel words in the box to complete each sentence.

Short Uu Worksheet

Say the name of each picture. If you hear the short Uu sound, circle the picture in these words: tub glue brush truck mug

Column Sorting

Sort each word into the correct column, to show which short vowel sound that it contains.

Short Aa Worksheet

Where are all the shirt As located in the words and which words even have short vowels.

Short Oo Worksheet

Where is the pint-aized o sound coming from in: koala snow lock hot dog pot

Match Game

Draw lines to match the pictures that have the same short vowel sounds.

Short Ii Worksheet

Where does the "i" not sound like it appears on the visible paper?

Line Matches

Say the name of each picture. Draw a line to the letter that makes the same short vowel sound.

Short Ee Worksheet

Say the name of each picture. If you hear the short Ee sound, circle the picture.

Short Vowel Sound Art Project

Saw each word quietly to yourself. Draw a picture of each word that has a short vowel sound in its name.