Today I am going to start sharing some ways to use songs when working at a more basic level in reading. I have often used songs to increase reading fluency, even at the word level. Word fluency work begins with CVC words, so I will be sharing some short vowel songs that you can try with your students. The songs and activities can be found under the reading and language arts tab in the song lyrics section. There is one song for each of the vowels to get you started. Also, I’ll show you how to create your own short vowel songs using a song template and word cards which will have students actively involved. This is a great reading group activity, and I’ll explain how you can turn this into a game for even more fun. Happy singing!