The letter U is special because it has multiple long and short letter pronunciations. Keep it simple with this short «u» worksheet that helps kids identify it in words like duck, or cup! Just look at the pictures, read the words aloud and listen very closely to sounds within the words! Which words have the short «u» sound? Once kids get started, it is easy to see that words like “map” definitely do not contain a U. Circle only words that use the correct sound to complete the sheet!