Alternative Spellings for Long A Vowel Sound
Easily teach alternative spellings and help your students to recognise and correctly use 12 uncommon Long A vowel sound graphemes. These phonics activities support the Science of Reading by providing the specific systematic and explicit instructions students require in order to learn about letter sounds and words.
This pack of resources is based on the included Long A phonics story that easily shows how the Long A sound can be spelled in many ways. Our story based approach to spelling provides the context for phonics to make sense and brings spelling to life.
Graphemes taught in this resource include:
Story Based: ea, ei, eigh, ey and e_e
Extra: ais, ait, au, e, ee, eig, et,
- Baby Jake’s Birthday Long A Phonics Story containing 103 Long A words that show 9 ways to spell the Long A Vowel Sound.
- My Words to Learn
- Spelling Contract
- Mini Book
- Words in a Picture
- Matching Words and Pictures
- Rhyming Long A
- Finding Long A
- Grapheme Chart
- Word Cards
- Phoneme Cards
- Activity Ideas
In this resource the base words and pictures are from ‘Baby Jake’s Birthday’, a phonics story containing 103 Long A words showing 9 ways the Long A sound can be spelled. In this story Jamie and Jane are in charge of the games at Baby Jake’s birthday party. Children will love reading about the fun at the party and easily learn 9 different ways to spell the Long A sound, in a natural and meaningful context.
Included in this resource is the story on one page.
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More About Clever Speller
One of the most difficult aspects of learning to spell is that English is not a phonetic language. Every sound in the English language can be spelled in more than one way which makes building phonics skills a complex process.
Our story based approach to spelling helps to provide context for phonics to make sense and brings phonics to life with purpose written stories full of words showing how sounds can be spelled in many ways.
Clever Speller stories are different to most decodable readers and passages. They are written in full length colourful picture book style, with beautifully illustrated scenes, engaging characters and imaginative adventures.
Our stories provide a link between decodable readers and storybooks. They include a variety of words ranging from simple to complex, with the focus sound letters printed in green to assist with decoding.