Short Vowels

In this movie, you’ll learn the difference between vowels and consonants, and discover the sounds of short vowels. Remember, the vowels are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. The consonants are all the other letters of the alphabet. You’ll explore how to read words with short vowel sounds and how letter patterns can help you read.

Literacy Skills with Moby Lesson Plan: Exploring Letters and Letter Sounds

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to develop emerging literacy skills. The lesson plan explains a variety of different ways that the Moby alphabet printable can be used to help children explore letters and letter sounds. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Short Vowels Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about short vowels and phonics. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Short Vowels. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Short Vowels Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about phonics and short vowels. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Short Vowels topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »