Short U Word Work | Printables & Activities for Literacy Centers


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Are you looking for a fun way to teach short u cvc words? Grab this bundle of activities where students practice reading and spelling short u words. This word work packet includes 15 activities to teach the short /u/ sound using CVC pattern words. These can be used in centers, small groups, or during whole group instruction. Manipulating vowel sounds is a necessary foundational skill in learning to read. Get these short u activities and add them to your small group activities or reading centers!

Short U Activities Included:

  • 1 Color by Word Family
  • 1 Highlight a Word
  • 1 Real or Nonsense Coloring
  • 2 Short U Reading Comprehension Pages
  • 3 Cut & Glue CVC Pages
  • 3 Read, Write, Draw Pages
  • 3 Time to Rhyme Pages
  • 2 Spin a Word Onset & Rime Pages
  • 1 Mystery Picture Coloring Page
  • 1 Short U Word Family Sort + Recording Page
  • 1 Short U Picture Sort
  • 1 Set of Short U Poke It Cards
  • 1 Set of Short U Blending Cards
  • 1 Set of Short U Missing Letter Cards
  • 1 Short U Memory Game

You can find word work for all short vowels in my Short Vowel Word Work Pack!

Other teachers and homeschoolers just like you have said:


“Perfect for a week of morning work and centers!” -Samantha


“Just what I needed for word work!” -Molly


“Great for centers and independent practice” -Nicole


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