Practice, learn, and review short vowel sounds and words with this fun and engaging guided reading game! It is the perfect way to begin guided reading groups! This activity makes practicing phonics skills much more fun!
Use in the first 5 minutes of your guided reading groups, as students are settling into their group and the rest of your class is settling into centers. This gives you a chance to sip that coffee too!
To play, give each child a card and listen to them as they start at the bottom and work their way to the top to “pop” the balloon!
It’s a great way to assess if your students know their short vowel sounds, short vowel word families, and words with short vowels. A running record assessment sheet is now included so you can track your students progress.
These come in color and black and white for your printer preference.
a, ab, ack, ad, ag, am, an, ap, at
e, ed, ell, em, en, est, et
i, ick, id, ig, ill, I’m, in, ip, it
o, ob, ock, og, ong, op, oss, ot
u, ub, uck, ug, un, unk, um, ut
**Words are also included for each short vowel** There are 66 cards total for your students to practice short vowels!
You can also put these on binder rings for early finishers to practice on their own as well!
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