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Words with short u vowel sound. Mastering short vowels is an important step on the path to becoming a fluent reader. This list has the short vowels. Use our teacher created games to help instill short vowel. Alphabet games for short vowel and long vowel sounds.
Click on each word below to hear the sound of the vowel. Short vowel sounds american english uses strong vowel sounds and we have two or more sounds for each letter. When there is one vowel in a word either at the beginning or between two consonants it usually has the short vowel sound. A vowel is one of the two principal classes of speech sound the other being a consonant.
Copyright c houghton mifin company. Once children know the initial sounds they can sound out 3.