Long and Short <a> and <e>
1. Say at and ate a few times. The sound the <a> spells in at is called short <a>. The sound the <a> spells in ate is called long <a>.
2. Listen carefully for the short <a>'s and long <a>'s in these words and sort the words into the two groups below:
3. Say bet and beet a few times. The sound the <e> spells in bet is short <e>. The sound the <ee> spells in beet is long <e>. Listen for the short <e>'s and long <e>'s in the following words. Then sort them into the two groups:
Word Find. The Find below is shaped like the word LONG because all thirty words in it contain a long <a> or a long <e>: