Read these short (a) words in each of the columns. If you need to decode (sound out) these words, remember to “slide” the beginning (consonant, consonant blend, digraph) sound into the vowel sound, then “hook on” the ending (consonant, consonant blend, or digraph) sound

 

at brat bad brad bag brag
bat chat cad clad gag crag
cat flat dad glad hag drag
fat scat fad shad jag flag
hat slat had   lag snag
mat spat lad   nag stag
pat that mad   rag swag
rat   pad   sag  
sat   sad   tag  
tat       wag  
vat          

 

am clam an bran cap chap
cam cram ban clan gap clap
dam dram can flan lap flap
ham gram Dan plan map scrap
jam pram fan scan nap slap
Pam scam man span rap snap
ram scram pan Stan sap strap
Sam sham ran than tap trap
tam slam tan   yap  
yam swam van   zap  
  tram        

 

cab crab ax flax and bland
gab grab lax   band brand
jab slab sax   hand grand
lab stab tax   land stand
tab   wax   sand strand

 

bass brass cast blast back black
lass class fast   hack clack
mass crass last   Jack crack
pass glass mast   lack flack
sass grass past   pack quack
    vast   rack shack
        sack slack
Al       tack smack
gal         snack
Hal         stack
pal         track
Val         whack

 

camp champ ash brash bank blank
damp cramp bash clash dank clank
lamp scamp cash crash hank drank
ramp stamp dash flash lank flank
tamp tramp gash slash rank frank
vamp   hash smash sank plank
    lash splash tank prank
    mash stash yank shrank
    rash trash   spank
    sash thrash   stank
          swank
          thank

 

ask flask daft craft asp clasp
bask   haft draft gasp grasp
cask   raft graft hasp  
mask     shaft rasp  
task          

 

bath   bang clang can't chant
lath   gang slang pant grant
math   hang sprang rant plant
path   rang twang   scant
rath   sang     slant

 

ranch blanch dance chance catch klatch
  branch lance France hatch scratch
  stanch   glance latch snatch
      prance match thatch
      stance patch  
      trance    

 

 

advance cancan grandstand ransack
backhand capstan handcraft rattrap
backlash catnap handstand sandbank
backpack claptrap hangman sandblast
backtrack crabgrass hatband sandman
bandstand crankshaft hatrack scratchpad
Batman fastback madcap snapback
blackjack fatback madman taxman
blackstrap flapjack ragtag transplant
cabstand gangplank