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1.21: Practice with Long and Short (< a > & < e >)

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Practice with Long and Short <a> and <e>

1. Draw a line under each of the sounds below, and draw a double line under each of the letters:

[p]<p><b>[b]<t><d>[t][d]

2. When we talk about __________, we put them in square brackets.

3. When we talk about __________, we put them in pointed brackets.

4. When we talk about short vowel sounds, we just put them in square brackets. So the short <a> sound is written [a]. And the short <e> sound is written [e].

5. But when we talk about long vowel sounds, we put them in square brackets and then put a dash over them. The dash that goes over long vowels is called a macron. So the long <a> sound is written [ā]. And the long <e> sound is written [ē].

6. Is the short <a> sound in at written [a] or [ā]? _______

Is the long <a> sound in ate written [a] or [ā]? _______

Is the short <e> sound in them written [e] or [ē]? _______

Is the long <e> sound in theme written [e] or [ē]? _______

7. Listen carefully for long and short vowel sounds in these words. Then sort the words into the groups below:

leavewentchancemakethanthreeplacebestsamelandbelievequestionthenstationshelaugh

Words with . . .
short <a>, [a] long <a>, [ā] short <e>, [e] long <e>, [ē]

8. Write two other words that contain [a]: _______ and _______

9. Write two other words that contain [ā]: _______ and _______

10. Write two other words that contain [e]: _______ and _______

11. Write two other words that contain [ē]: _______ and _______

Word Pyramids. The following Pyramids are made up of words that contain [a], [ā], [e], or [ē]:

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