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Learn to Read Short A - Daily Phonics for Kids

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    Updated:  01 Nov 2022

Immerse your students in the short 'a' vowel sound with this comprehensive series of phonics activities.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  F

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teaching resource

Learn to Read Short A - Daily Phonics for Kids

  • Updated

    Updated:  01 Nov 2022

Immerse your students in the short 'a' vowel sound with this comprehensive series of phonics activities.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  F

Immerse your students in the short 'a' vowel sound with this comprehensive series of phonics activities.

Ready-Made Phonics Lessons on Short Vowels

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This interactive phonics activity encompasses everything you need to introduce the short ‘a’ vowel sound to your students and its accompanying word families. The download includes four daily runs of skill practice, followed by a comprehensive review activity. The sequence for use is as follows:

  • Day One: The short ‘a’ sound is introduced as the class moves through a series of timed slides with automated letter tiles to sound out and blend words in the -at word family. Students take turns reading words in the -at family in isolation and in context. This is followed by a word mapping exercise where students will say, tap, count and map the sounds in each word.
  • Day Two: The procedure repeats, focusing on the -an word family.
  • Day Three: The procedure repeats, focusing on the -ap word family.
  • Day Four: The procedure repeats, focusing on the -ad family.
  • Day Five: All word families introduced in the first four days of instruction are reviewed, followed by an extended 10-word word mapping exercise.

This resource includes four days of lessons to practise breaking, blending, decoding phrases and sentences, and word mapping practice. The full week’s worth of phonics lesson plans spans 184 animats slides with directions, four word family presentations, and one review presentation (containing blending and word-building practice).

Daily Phonics Instruction Sorted!

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your daily phonics instruction.

Use this interactive activity to enhance learning through whole-class lessons or remote learning assignments.

This resource is the perfect tool for your daily whole-group phonics lessons. All you need to do is project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class. Each day is meant to be a complete lesson; however, you may need to modify it for your class by breaking it into smaller portions.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to download the Google Slides version of this resource.

Prior to use, please read all directions thoroughly. The majority of the slides are presented in Slideshow/Presentation mode. Word mapping exercises must be completed in Edit mode, and slides have been grouped daily to prevent jumping between modes.


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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