Phonic: Short a 1. Tap and find your name. View instructions and listen to Voice Instructions. 2. Look at the picture and sort the short "a" words into the correct columns. 3. Tap and drag the short "a" words into the correct column. ab, ag, ad, am 4. Tap and highlight the short "a" words in the picture with the correct color for each column. 5. Tap and read the words in each column. 6. Tap to submit to your journal.