Long-e Spellings: e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y and ey
Spelling Word Sort Activities and Games
Our family has used All About Spelling (affiliate link) for many years. It lays out various spelling rules in a really clear, easy to follow manner. I’ve found that the kids also enjoy doing activities and games to help reinforce what they have learned. (Find out more about why we love the AAS program so much at this post.)
This is a new packet I made for ED as she works on those Long-E word patterns. She’s been reviewing words like receive, bleed, reach, shield, real, cloudy, ceiling, believe, etc.
We’ve been saying the rule: ie before e except after c, except when said “ay” as in neighbor and weigh – a lot in the past couple of weeks! (She learned the tricky spellings of eigh a while back when we did the activities in the Long A sound packet.)
Word Sort, Independent Work: Often, I have ED sort the words while I’m running around and trying to get the other two settled with whatever they are working on. (If I’m running behind, I’ll have her do some of the other spelling word sort activities too… like the ou/ow, au/aw, oy/oi words or whatever.)
Here is the sorting mat and word cards using the Long “e” sound:
Then, we move on to some games! The great things about these activities is that she *begs* to keep playing! And not only that, my older two will often come to join in as well. Gotta love that, right?! We usually play a round or two of the board game:
To Play the Board Game:
- For younger kids let them look at the card, read it, and go to the first space available with the 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 “perceive” aloud and have them tell you that they need to go to the “ei” space.
- The first player to land on the last space in the center of the board wins the game.
I made her some bingo cards as well. What a HUGE hit these are! We take sure reading the word-cards and try to be the firs to get 5 in a row. (Sometimes we’ll make the rule that you have to get two rows before you can call out bingo.)
Long E: e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y ey Word Sort Activities In this packet, there are 7 pages of word cards, a sorting mat, 8 bingo cards, and two board games. 1.) There is one game that uses all the Long-e Spellings: e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y and ey. 2.) The other game is just for words spelled with ee ea ei ie .
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Since it is the beginning of a new semester, she has also spent time reviewing some of her other spelling words. She asked me to make some new bingo cards for those. This past weekend I added to these to Long A and Long I Spelling Packets. See the photos below.
Long A Sound, Long I Sound Word Sort Activities: If you purchased these packets previously, check the email address associated with your PayPal email address for an email from SendOwl which will provide you with the link to download those updated files! Or, just email me using the contact form and I can send you the link as well. ~Liesl
You may be interested in finding out more about our other spelling activities and word sorts:
Long I Word Sort – Words with y, i_e or ie – A few years ago, my daughter worked just on the y, i-e or ie spelling patterns. She has made her way through her All About Spelling, spelling program and I recently made some new word sort activities for her to include some of those new rules and patterns. This file has been updated to include not only y, i-e, ie but also i, igh, and ind spelling patterns. There is a entirely new set of Australian themed activities: word cards, sorting mat, bingo cards and game board. Plus, I included another activity set in this file that goes over the /r/ sound – r, wr and /n/ sound – n, kn – words.
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