Here are some fun activities to work on the long A sound. I made these sorting cards activities, game board, and bingo cards to help ED with words spelled in these combinations: a, ai, ay a_e, ei, eigh and ey.
She has had a lot of fun with this packet and begs me to play “just one more time”! That’s a win for me!
She hasn’t yet worked on all of the Long A spelling variations, but this will start getting her familiar with some of the spellings she will tackle in her spelling curriculum (we use All About Spelling (affiliate link)) a little later. This printable has 7 pages of words which we printed out on card stock. She has been sorting about 1/3 of the deck each day before we sit down to play the board game.
Long A Board Game:
Both of the girls have enjoyed playing this game.
Print out all of the Long A word cards on card stock. Make sure the cards are well shuffled and are in random order. Print out one copy of the board game. Each player needs a token to move around the board.
- For younger kids let them look at the card, read it, and go to the first space available with the long A spelling that matches their card.
- For more advanced kids, read the word for them and have them identify which space they should go to. For example, read the word “trail” aloud and have them tell you that they need to go to the ai space. That is what DD has done when she has played with me and ED.
- The first player to land on the green square in the center wins the game.
Update, Bingo Cards: This semester, my daughter has been spending time reviewing the Long A-sound Words. I added in some bingo cards. We take turns reading a card aloud; the other player has to say what rule was used. You can cover the spaces with tokens or you can laminate the bingo cards and use a dry-erase marker.
The Long A Sound Packet is bundled with the Long i Sound Activities (Word Sort and Board Game) and also includes bonus activities… for practicing words that begin with r or wr and n or kn.
Be sure to check out the Spelling BUNDLE option below!
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These are the Long A words we used in these activities:
Long A sounds with the spelling: a, ai, ay, a-e, ei, eigh, ey
|EI||EIGH||EY||More A-E words|
Here are a couple more pictures of the activities in the Long I Word Sort Packet:
The first section practices the Long I Sound spelled with y, i-e or ie.
The next section practices the Long I Sound spelled with y, i-e, ie, igh, ind or i. (We covered more rules in our spelling program, All About Spelling (affiliate link), so I made a new set of activities for my daughter.) 🙂 Find out more about why we love the AAS program so much at this post.
Spelling Packets – Quick Preview (Glance through all of the spelling games/activities listed below)
$3.00 ie ei Words – Worksheets, Activities & Games for words spelled ie (such as piece, chief, yield, ancient, science, glacier, goalie) and words spelled with ei (such as receive, beige, foreign, ceiling, receipt and more!)
$18.99 Spelling BUNDLE – Buy all of the packets listed above (and any that I create in the future). The Spelling Bundle includes: 1. Long A & Long I Packet 2. Long E Packet 3. ou/ow oy/oi au/aw Packet 4. /er/ Sound Packet 5. /k/ Sound Packet 6. /ul/ Sound Packet 7. ie/ei Words Packet Spelling Packets – Quick Preview
You might be interested in these related posts:
- Long E Words: e ee ea e-e, ie, ei, y ey
- K-Sound Spelling Sort: This set works on the /k/ sound: covering the hard K-sound with spellings c, k, ck, ch, cc and que.
- Spelling Word Endings -le -el -al -il -ol -ile Word Sort, Games, and Activities
Cupcake Contractions — A free sorting activity and worksheets for practicing changing words such as don’t, hasn’t, won’t, wouldn’t, he’d, etc.
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