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Unit 6, Part 1: Spelling the short vowel sounds

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Unit 6: Short vowels, Part 1: a, e and i

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Spelling the short vowel sound /ă/

/ă/ as in alligator. Spell alligator

This one is easy! Whenever you hear the sound /ă/ , just use the letter a.
Some more examples:

absent
accident
active
actor
alcohol
anchor
animal
ash
ass
atlas
bandit
camel
dagger
factory
gamble
hammer
ladder
magnify
panic
rabbit
saddle
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