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Free Printable Long a Vowel Worksheet Activity

Did you know there are numerous ways to make the long a sound? There are! And this long a activity gives children practice with spelling with the long a vowel. Simply print the long a vowel worksheet and you are ready to play and learn with kindergarten and first graders.

Did you know there are numerous ways to make the long a sound? There are! And this long a activity gives children practice with spelling with the long a vowel. Simply print the long a vowel worksheet and you are ready to play and learn with kindergarten and first graders.

Long a Activity

For my daughter, learning doesn’t come easily. She has had to put in a lot of effort to accomplish the skills she has now. One thing I have learned is that it is necessary to teach every skill separately and give her plenty of opportunities to practice it. This long a words worksheet is a great way to work in spelling long a vowels with kindergartners and grade 1 students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this long a activityfor making learning fun!

Long a vowel worksheet

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> __________ <<. The long a sound words worksheet pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie. Now print off  the no-prep cvc worksheets! These worksheets come in black and white.

Long a vowel

Once she is comfortable with that skill, then I can review and pull in other skills. This worksheet is that type of activity. I would recommend using it only after you have taught all the way long a can be spelled.

  1. Open Door – An open door is when a word or a syllable ends with a vowel. We say that the vowel is not closed in by a consonant. That means the door is open and the vowel can shout its name. …in other words, makes the long vowel sound. (ha/zy, A/pril)
  2. Magic E – In this syllable type an e is added to the end of the word, and the vowel says its name. (cake, cape)
  3. ay – “ay” is a vowel team that is used at the end of a syllable or word. (day, may/hem)
  4. ai – “ai” is another vowel team that is used in the middle of the syllable or word. (rain, com/plain)
  5. ea- This is a fun vowel team. It actually makes three sounds. The most common is the long e sound (team), it can make the short e sound (head), and it can make the long a sound. (great, break)
  6. ey – Once again, many times this says the long e sound. But it can also make the long a sound. (prey, con/vey)
  7. eigh – Whenever this four-letter are together, they make the long a sound. (weight, neighbor)

Once all these long a sounds are taught, it is great to practice spelling them. And this is where this worksheet comes in.

This long a words worksheet is a great way to work in spelling long a vowels with kindergartners and grade 1 students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler - you will love this long a activityfor making learning fun!

Long a Words Worksheet

To use, simply print and grab some Do-A-Dot markers.  Depending on the level of your student, you can read the word for them or have the child read it. When you get to the blank, a long sound should be made.

Next, they look at the three options for spelling the long a sound and choose the one that will correctly spell the word. If you want some extra practice, have them write the correct spelling on a whiteboard once they dot the correct long a sound.

It is that easy. A fun spelling worksheet to review spelling long a words.

Help children get the practice they need with spelling long a words with these super cute, free printable clip cards for kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.  When your first grader student is ready to move on to long vowel sounds, you will love this handy Spelling Long A Words printable practice activity!  Help kids practice discriminating between how the long a sound is spelled in words using these super cute, free printable, Long A Worksheet. Print the vowel coloring pages and have fun working on spelling and phonics with your first grade student. Practice vowel team "ai" with this fun no-prep game long a game. This free printable phonics game helps first graders work on ai words. Children work their way around the game board as they read ai sound words. Simply download pdf file with words with ai in them and you are ready to play and learn!

Long a Printables

Continue working on the long a sound  with these fun, free printable phonics activities:

Vowel Puzzles FREE Missing Vowels Clip Cards - Help kids fill in the missing letters and practice phonics with Missing Vowels Clip Cards - a fun, hands-on learning activity for prek & kindergartners. These super cute sliders are a fun, effecitve way for first grade and 2nd grade students to learn irregular vowels. Children will have fun with this clever irregular verb activity and parents will love all the irregular verbs practice. Simply print pdf file with irregular verb game and you are ready to play and learn long o followed by ld, lt, and st as well as long o followed by nd and ld.

Vowels Printables

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Blends Activity

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Phonics Activities

Free printable long a activity gives children practice with spelling the long a vowel soundw with kindergarten and first graders.

Long a sound words worksheet

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