Short A Worksheets

Experience how the short 'a' becomes children's jam with our free, printable short a worksheets! That the spellings of short a sound, as in map, fan, ant, and apple, are consistent makes this an easy-to-master sound. The best time to start instructing children on short a is when they start fluently hearing and figuring the beginning and ending sounds in words. Let it be deeply ingrained in kids' minds that while the short a mostly falls in the middle of a word, it sometimes happens to be at the beginning too. Get working on our short a worksheet pdfs for more!

These worksheets are appropriate for children in grade 1 and grade 2.

CCSS: RF.1.2.A

Identifying Words with Short A Sound

Bat around the short a sound with this identifying short a words worksheet! Task 1st grade boys and girls with reading the word in each oval here and finding which words contain a short a sound. Let them color all examples of short a.

Identifying Words with Short A Sound

Circling Pictures Whose Names Have a Short A Sound

Bag a fun collection of words with a short a sound, but this time in the form of some lovely pictures! Say the name of each picture aloud and find out if there's a short a sound in it. Circle all such pictures and push the rest of them aside.

Circling Pictures Whose Names Have a Short A Sound

Coloring the Short A Word in Each Pair

This short a worksheet invites grade 1 children to explore a curious way of churning out short a words! Once they grasp the process at work, it won't be hard to distinguish which of the mittens: "mad" and "made", for example, has a short a.

Coloring the Short A Word in Each Pair

Completing Sentences with Short A Words from the Box

Watch the short-a practice come full-circle with this printable worksheet on completing sentences using short a words from the box! As 2nd grade kids make up the leeway reading and completing sentence after sentence, let them sound out each short a word.

Completing Sentences with Short A Words from the Box

Tracing and Writing Short A Names

Anchor the short a sound by grabbing this pdf from our grade 2 short a worksheets, where a number of pictures are given. All there's for kids to do is to trace and write the short a name of each picture.

Tracing and Writing Short A Names