Skill: long (a) spelling pattern: (a-e) and (-ay)

Read the words listed below.

The “e” at the end of the word cake is silent. It is a signal that sits at the end of a word. It tells the first vowel to say its name. This rule is known as the magic "e" rule.  

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ape game place snake
cake grade race take
came late same trade
chase made skate whale

 

The vowels are a e i o u and sometimes y.

In the combination ay, y serves as a vowel.

When two vowels are adjacent, the first usually has its long sound while the second is silent. There's an easy rule for the combination of two vowels next to each other: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking, the second does the walking. The first vowel says its name, the second vowel is silent.

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day hay pay say stray
clay lay play spray tray
gray may pray stay way

 

What are the two long (a) vowel patterns in the words listed above?

 

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Can you think of some more words that use the (a-e) or (-ay) pattern? Write them.

 

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Dictation/Spelling Practice for (a-e, -ay) words


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Read these sentences.

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 Write two sentences. Use words that have the spelling patterns (a-e), (-ay) in each sentence

 

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Please illustrate one of your sentences.