A (cat) Sound Word List
By Rodney Everson
The /a/ sound, often called the short-a sound, is one of five sounds that form the class of Basic Code vowel sounds. That class generally appears as the middle sound of a three-letter word, or when followed by the letters ck, x, tch, dg, or dge, or in a closed syllable within a longer word.
This is a useful list for locating simple words to practice both beginning and ending consonant blends while the vowel sound remains unchanged.
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 258 of them are one-syllable words in which the vowel sound is /a/. Among the words in the database, the /a/ sound is always represented by the letter "a".
Comprehensive Word Lists
Features over 100 word lists built from 7,000 words input from a children's dictionary. Lists are organized by vowel and consonant sounds and cover most common spellings. Useful in the classroom for building curriculum aids such as short stories that emphasize specific sounds and spellings. Multisyllable words are also included, chunked according to the method taught in the OnTrack Reading Advanced Code Phonics Workbook.