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Jul 21, 2013

Short A, Short I and Short O PowerPoint Shows

The absolute easiest way to have my student practice blending, decoding and reading new words is to add all the words into a PowerPoint Show and set it to run automatically or have a student be the "mouse clicker" moving us from slide to slide. We go through the show slowly on Monday and by Friday... we are whizzing through ALL the words.

My weekly PowerPoint shows focus on the spelling pattern and/or phonics skill for the week, which of course is dictated by our Reading and Language Arts curriculum.

You can grab my UNIT 1 PowerPoint Shows below.  There are 3 presentations in all. (Each has been saved for use with both older (.pps) and newer versions of PowerPoint (.ppsx) Unfortunately, in order to protect graphics copyright, I am unable to save them as .ppt for individual editing)

The shows included focus on vowels:

Short A
Short I
Short O

Click HERE to grab yours for FREE.

If you find these useful - all future units will be available shortly in my TPT store.



  1. AnonymousJuly 21, 2013

    I tried downloading your powerpoint and it said there was something wrong with the file. I just thought I would let your know.

  2. AnonymousJuly 23, 2013

    These are great! I can't wait to use them with my students in September. I was wondering, what font are you using for these?
    Sherry W.

  3. These are so great!! I was wondering if you have or sell a file of all the Imagine It! sight words. I've been looking for some to print out for my word wall.

    Yvette O