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Short Vowel Worksheets - Middle Sounds

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Identify medial or middle vowel sounds with this set of three worksheets. 

Short Vowel Worksheets – Medial Vowels

The cool thing about vowels is that they are among the few letters of the English alphabet that have 2 sounds—long and short.  We have the perfect resource for your students to practice using vowels located in the medial position in CVC words. This grouping of three worksheets is designed for students to look at a picture stimulus, then complete each word by placing the medial vowel sound to complete the word.

Through this activity, students will build phonological awareness by distinguishing between long and short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.

Identify Words with Short Middle Vowels with Ease!

An answer key is included so that students can self-check their matches.

Scaffolding & Extension Tips + More Long & Short Vowel Practice 

  • Challenge students who already understand the concept to put the words/pictures in alphabetical order.
  • Support students who need help understanding the concepts by using a visual reminder of letter sounds such as an alphabet chart, poster, or anchor chart.
  • Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers and for full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, comprehension assessments, and more.

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This resource is a no-prep, print-and-go activity. Make your copies and set your students to work!

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Use the Download button to access the PDF. An answer key is also included with this download.


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