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Middle Sound Short Vowel Worksheets Find the Middle Sound Activity Kindergarten 1st Grade


This middle sounds pack includes a range of short vowel worksheets suitable for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students who are learning about middle sounds or short vowel sounds. This pack of worksheets covers the short vowel sounds - a, e, i, o, u found in a range of CVC words. 


Children need to look at the picture then use the vowel owl slider tool to help them identify the missing middle sound in the CVC word. Your students can then write the correct middle sound in the space underneath the picture. 


This pack of middle sound worksheets is differentiated and includes a set of worksheets where your students can trace over the missing middle sound giving them extra support. 


There is also a full answer key included which means your class can develop their self and peer assessment skills by checking their own work!


Overview of Middle Sounds Worksheets


  • Covers short vowel sounds and middle sounds
  • Suitable for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students
  • Covers short vowel sounds - a, e, i, o and u
  • Covers CVC words
  • Includes 40 different worksheets - 20 worksheets with missing middle sound & 20 worksheets where children can trace over missing middle sound.
  • Includes separate vowel slider tool for support featuring the 5 vowel sounds - a, e, i, o and u. There are 4 different color versions of the vowel slider tool as well as a black & white version. 
  • Includes a full answer key


How to use this Middle Sounds Worksheets


This fun, hands-on activity helps students learn how to identify middle sounds in words using this unique vowel owl slider tool! These worksheets can also be used without the vowel owl slider tool to give your students more of a challenge.


Students look at the picture and incomplete word, then use the vowel owl slider by moving it up and down through the empty box on the worksheet. When moving the slider up and down students should sound out the word trying each vowel as the middle sound until they identify the correct middle sound. Students then write the correct middle sound in the empty box. 


There are also worksheets where students can trace over the correct middle sound for additional support. As these worksheets are differentiated you are sure to find a variation of this activity to suit all your students.


As there are 40 different worksheets this short vowel resource can be used with your entire class as you can ensure most of your students can work on a different worksheet. This middle sounds activity can also be used as a Literacy Center or with smaller groups. You can laminate each worksheet or