Short e Sound - Sounding Out Words PowerPoint. CVC words. Teach reading with phonics and decoding using word families! Short e Word Family. Slides introduce the sound of short e and have students practice blending short e sound with consonants to form one syllable CVC words. Students read the slides and get rewarded with fun shouts and cheers. This is the next step to reading after students learn consonant sounds and the sound of short a. This animated PowerPoint has 17 slides of practice, with a slide of nonsense words and a slide of real words at the end of the presentation for teacher assessment.