Lesson plan

KM3 C15 L79 Short Vowel Picture Sort: /a/, /i/, /u/ (all phases)

KM3 C15 L79 Short Vowel Picture Sort: /a/, /i/, /u/ (all phases)

Short Vowel Sort

Teacher Preparation:

  • Teacher assigns or prepares to display the activity.


  1. Teacher models the activity by choosing one picture, saying it aloud, and then dragging it into the short /a/, short /u/ or short /i/ column in the chart.
  2. Teacher shows the students each image and tells the word for each (in case students are not sure what each picture represents; see notes below)
  3. Students look at each picture, say the word aloud and drag to the correct column.
    Students should be able to tell the teacher why they placed each picture in each column. Teacher observes and helps students as needed.
  4. Repeat as time allows.

Images include: jam, yam, bag, (note) pad, bat, hug, (rose) bud, tub, pup, cut, squid, twig, swim, grin, wig

Additional Notes:

  • Jam, Yam, Bag, Pad, Bat, Hug, Bud, Tub, Pup, Cut, Squid, Twig, Swim, Grin, Wig