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Contents 1 Spell Short A

2

16 “M” or “N”?

72

2 Spell Short E

8

17 “V” or “W”?

74

3 Spell Numbers

14

18 “D” or “T”?

76

Review

16

19 Spell with Double Letters

78

4 Spell Short

20

20 Spell Action Words

80

5 Spell Short o

26

Review

82

6 Spell Short u

32

21 Spell with “–Ed” Endings

86

7 Spell Color Words

38

22 Spell with “– ng” Endings

90

Review

40

23 Spell with “–Ly” Endings

94

8 Spell Long A

44

24 Spell Animal Words

96

9 Spell Long e and

48

Review

98

10 Spell Long o and u

52

25 Spell Plurals

102

11 Spell Opposites

56

26 People Words with “–Er”

106

Review

58

27 Comparing Words

110

12 “C” or “K”?

64

28 More People

112

13 “B” or “D”?

66

Review

114

14 “B” or “P”?

68

Answers

120

15 “S” or “Z”?

70

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Spell Short a Slide Words Let’s make words that have a short a sound. DRAW a line between each picture and the ending that matches. Then WRITE the first letter of each word.

ram 1

at

2

ap 3

an 4

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Spell Short a Fast Words

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Can you SAY this sentence three times fast? Try it!

Pat’s fat cat sat.

Now WRITE your own sentence. Use these words or other short a words. You can use words more than once. Then SAY the sentence three times fast!

ran

and

the

ram

man

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Spell Short a Letter Ladder Let’s make more words with the short a sound. IDENTIFY the pictures on the ladder. Then WRITE the words next to the pictures. HINT: You can change just one letter to make each new word.

ram 1

a 2

a 3

a 4

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Spell Short a Around We Go!

1

CIRCLE the things that have a short a sound.

WRITE the words with short a on the lines.

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Spell Short a Make It Rhyme CIRCLE the picture that makes a rhyme. WRITE the rhyming word in the space.

The ram eats a

.

1

The fan cools the

The hat is on the

.

2

3

.

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Spell Short a

1

Space Walk Words

Make three-letter words with short a. START on a blue planet. GO to the green planet. Then GO to another blue planet. Example:

bat

c

b

a

t s

r g

WRITE the words here.

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Copyright Š 2009 by Sylvan Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Random House, Inc., New York, and in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. www.tutoring.sylvanlearning.com Created by Smarterville Productions LLC Producer: TJ Trochlil McGreevy Producer & Editorial Direction: The Linguistic Edge Writer: Sandy Damashek Cover and Interior Illustrations: Duendes del Sur Layout and Art Direction: SunDried Penguin Art Manager: Adina Ficano First Edition ISBN: 978-0-375-43025-1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data available upon request. This book is available at special discounts for bulk purchases for sales promotions or premiums. For more information, write to Special Markets/Premium Sales, 1745 Broadway, MD 6-2, New York, New York 10019 or e-mail specialmarkets@randomhouse.com. PRINTED IN CHINA 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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