When I was teaching first grade I remember I was always BLOWN AWAY in the spring by student's progress since the 1st day. I don't see as big of a of a jump in a 2nd from beginning of year. However, I did remind myself the other day about the growth of my lowest readers. My low reading group started the year with short vowel review work. As I was taking things out to copy for beginning of next year I found their favorite, "Monster Review Word Slide". Below is an idea of what all 20 look like :) Of course O & U are included I just wanted to give you a taste of what they were.like. The words slide through the short vowel sound card to create a "magic window" to read short vowel words. Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers Store to see a sample of the full black and white set that is included. I like to save on colored ink so I print the color ink set for ccnters and the back and white set is for students to take home. I have also printed the black and white set on bright cardstock, super cute!