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Short Vowels:
Name Pretest

Fold back the paper 1. 1. clap


along the dotted line.
Use the blanks to 2. 2. step
write each word as it 3. 3. sick
is read aloud. When
you finish the test, 4. 4. rock
unfold the paper. Use
the list at the right to 5. 5. luck
correct any spelling 6. 6. crop
mistakes.
7. 7. snack

8. 8. mess

9. 9. head

10. 10. shut

11. 11. miss

12. 12. stamp

13. 13. jump

14. 14. click

15. 15. pond

Review Words 16. 16. cat

17. 17. man


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18. 18. can

Challenge Words 19. 19. bathtub

20. 20. anthill

At Home: Help your child practice the words he or she


missed to prepare for the Posttest. First Day Jitters Book 1/Unit 1 1
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Short Vowels:
Name Practice

Using the Word Study Steps


1. LOOK at the word.
2. SAY the word aloud.
3. STUDY the letters in the word.
4. WRITE the word.
5. CHECK the word.
Did you spell the word right?
If not, go back to step 1.

Find Rhyming Words


Circle the word in each row that rhymes with the word in dark type.
1. sock truck rock sick
2. dress mess dust mast
3. trap track clam clap
4. bump jump junk bunch
5. fed hid head hide
6. pick sick sock dock
7. ramp fan sand stamp
8. back snap sneak snack
9. top tip crib crop
10. brick clock click cluck
11. kiss miss mist mask
12. cut shut cat sat
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13. duck dark luck lark


14. pep pop step stop
15. bond plod plop pond

At Home: Review the Word Study Steps to help your child


2 First Day Jitters Book 1/Unit 1 spell new words.
Spelling
Short Vowels:
Name Word Sort

clap rock snack shut jump


step luck mess miss click
sick crop head stamp pond

Write the spelling words that rhyme with the words below. Then
circle the letter that spells the short vowel sound in each word.
1. block 4. cut
2. tuck 5. flap
3. bed

Vowel Power
Write the spelling words that contain each short vowel sound
below.

short a short o
6. 15.
7. 16.
8. 17.

short e short u
9. 18.
10. 19.
11. 20.
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short i
12.
13.
14.

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Spelling
Short Vowels:
Name Word Meaning

clap rock snack shut jump


step luck mess miss click
sick crop head stamp pond

Whats the Word?


Complete each sentence with a spelling word.
1. My sister makes a when she packs for school.
2. Put a on the letter before you send it.
3. I my mom when I go to school.
4. After math class, its time for a .
5. Ducks like to swim in a .
6. We when the music ends.
7. I walk with my held high.
8. Her shoes on the floor when she walks.
9. The farmer grew a of corn.
10. I dont like to on cracks in the sidewalk.

Define It!
Write the spelling words that have the same meaning as the
words below.
11. close
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12. stone
13. ill
14. leap
15. chance

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