Long A Phonics – Letter Pattern ‘a’ – Spelling Worksheets and Activities

By: Clever Speller

Long A Phonics – Letter Pattern ‘a’

Phonics activities and spelling worksheets to learn the ‘a’ letter pattern in Long A vowel sound words. Includes classic contract, make a mini book, find the words in a picture, match words and pictures, rhyming, find the words in the story, vocabulary extension, book marks to make, manipulative phoneme cards, word and picture cards, ideas for hands on activities, and assessment.

These story based activities provide opportunities for students to develop phonological awareness and phonemic awareness and easily learn spelling patterns and rules, (phonics).

Variations are included to cater for US and UK spelling differences


Long A Phonics - Letter Pattern 'a'
Long A Phonics – Letter Pattern ‘a’ – Spelling Worksheets and Activities


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Long A Phonics – Letter Pattern ‘a’



  • About this resource
  • About Story Based Learning

2 Word Lists

  • 2 levels, 10 words in each list

Baby Jake’s Birthday: Story on a Page

  • 2 copies of Phonics Story with 103 Long A Words showing 9 different ways to spell the Long A vowel sound.
  • Version 1 all text in black
  • Version 2 Long A words printed in green

2 My Words To Learn

  • List of Long A words to learn, Look Cover Write Check

2 Spelling Contracts

  • Spelling activities for workbooks
  • Write the word to match the picture worksheet


  • Identify base word, grapheme changes and suffix rule1

2 Mini Books

  • Write words and draw pictures to make a mini book

2 Words in a Picture

  • Find where all the Long A words belong on the picture

2 Match Words and Pictures

  • Use as individual activities or laminate for re-use
  • 2 copies: Colour and Black and White

2 Rhyming Long A

  • Highlight the rhyming Long A words in the table

Finding Long A

  • Find the Long A words in the story
  • Underline the Long A letters

Vocabulary Extension

  • Find more ‘a’ Long A words
  • How many other sounds do the letters ay represent
  • Answer guide

Book Marks

  • Bookmarks for easy reference

Word Cards

  • Plain black text
  • Coloured Long A graphemes with pictures

Phoneme Cards

  • Cut out and combine the phonemes to make words

Activity Ideas

  • Practical ideas to teach and reinforce phonemic awareness and letter sound correspondence


  • Dictation
  • Spelling
  • Phonics


Included in this resource is the story on one page.


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