Short Vowel Phonics Activities (UPDATE!)

I just updated this CVC Printable Intervention Pack. The first thing I added was this short vowel bookmark. This is SO useful for my students. They use it with the activities in this pack and when they are writing.

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I also added bout 90 pages! Yes, you read that right. This year I had some students who really needed to start from square one. They were not solid on the vowel sounds so I found that they were not ready for the original short vowel intervention pack since it was mixed vowels on each page. My students needed to practice each vowel separately using several different activities to get those sounds to stick!  So I made about 15-20 pages per vowel. The activities are the same as in the mixed vowel version, but the difference is that there is only one vowel at a time. I found this really helped!  We spent time on each vowel. I used some of the pages for my RTI time, and some pages were sent home for extra practice. Several activities could be done during center time, too.

After that, we moved on to the regular Intervention pack with mixed vowels.
This was perfect because they were ready to put it all together. The bookmarks really came in handy here. I can say that they are now solid with those short vowel sounds and we have moved on to consonant blends. :)

So here's how I organized it. It might sounds strange...

The mixed vowel pack is still the same:

All of the pages are in plastic sleeves. They are put in folders with the three-prongs. 
Helpful tip: Put in the empty plastic sleeves first. That will make it easier to close the prongs in place. Then add the pages to the sleeves. It will be thick!

Here's what I did with the extra pages that were single vowels. Since there are about 15 pages for each individual vowel, I put them into one sleeve. Yes, one sleeve. I know that sounds crazy. There was a small group- only 4 kids. Each day we did two activities. One would be showing on the front and the other on the back. The other pages were all in between. You can kind of see it in this photo. The next day, I would change the order of the sheet. I would put the ones we just did in the very middle. Then I'd have two new pages showing on the front and back. 

Another option would be to have a separate folder for these single vowel pages. You could also store them in a filing system. You could put two pages in each sleeve (front and back.) That would mean you would have about 8-9 sleeves per vowel. Store all of them in the file folders, separated by vowel. Short a would have 4-5 sets together in a file, short e would too, etc. It's a lot of sleeves, but once you get it all together, you have intervention ready every year! 

I've got to tell you, it is so nice to have these ready each day. I don't have to do anything once I put all these together. Next year will be SO nice! :)

I also have a consonant blends pack and a silent e pack. 

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