Phonetic Sight Words – Long A

FREE PRINTABLE Long A Word List - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

Before beginning long vowel sound word lists, let’s review what makes a long vowel sound.  One way to describe this spelling is to present the letter “e” as “bossy e.”  Explain to your child that, in a root word, when there is a vowel-consonant-e, the letter ”e” is bossy and makes the vowel say its name.  The letter “e” is then silent when you read the word

Another way that long a is spelled is “ai.”  Teach your child the famous saying, “When two vowels go a walking, the first one does the talking.”  

Long a can also be spelled “ay.”

Finally, long a is also spelled ”eigh.”

Explain to your child there are other ways to spell long a as well that will be discussed at a later time.

Word Sort
Read over the list of long a words together.  On the top of a sheet of paper, make four columns with the four different ways to spell long a mentioned here.  Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

Example:

A consonant E Ai Eigh Ay
Rate Drain Eight Say
Blade Rain Weigh Day

 

Two weeks ago, I posted a list of short u words for you to practice with your child.  This week, I am posting long a words.  Begin by writing the words on index cards.  Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately.  Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice. 

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words.  Start by reading the list to him or her.  Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently.  The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Razor haven Bake same Lake
Place Cake Fame name Lane
Plate rake Came Game page
Invade parade Ape Brave Date
Flake Haste Pain Say Ate
Day Flame Hate Pave Shape
Bake Cane Eight Frame Lake
Pay Base Cape Face Lame
Rain Take blade cave blaze
fake grade make rate Crane
Fame Grape May Brake Dame
Fate Nape Same Way Gain
Aid Drain Rain Tail Wail

Printable Long A Word List

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6 Thoughts on “Phonetic Sight Words – Long A

  1. What a nice idea to have a website that offers help to parents. A much needed resource. Thanks for sharing on Manic Mondays.
    -Susan

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I’m going to share it with my preservice teachers working on the teaching of reading this semester.

  3. Fernanda on November 19, 2013 at 12:37 am said:

    Great idea! Since English is my second language, sometimes I worry I won’t be able to help my 8 year-old with his homework. Thanks to the internet, and this website in particular, I’ll be able to help him and learn too!

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