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Long vowels are used to refer to the vowel sounds whose pronunciation is the same as its letter name. Long vowel sounds are also called ‘alphabet sounds.’ They are called long vowel sounds because we hold them longer than short vowel sounds. I will be sharing Pack 2 of words with the ea sound. You can find Pack 1 of long e words’ on my blog.
Let’s take an example. Hear the sound of the vowel ‘e’ in the word Ben. It is the short vowel sound /e/.
Now hear the sound of ‘ea’ in the word bean. It makes the alphabet sound of the alphabet ‘e.’
Let me share a few more examples.
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The first worksheet is for reading and coloring words with the ‘ea’ sound. Instead of the complete word, make your child color only the sound in the word. It helps register the sound better.
Do not forget to check my ‘Long vowel e’ words with pictures FlashCards.
The next worksheet is a picture sort, ‘cut and paste’ worksheet. Cut the picture tiles and let your child read the words and paste the pictures under the correct word.
To practice the ‘ea sound,’ I would recommend the book, ‘Bee Makes Tea.’ It is a lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition, this book is specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills.
In the next worksheet, children have to read the words and match it to its picture. Do not forget to trace the word.
This Pack is the second part of my ‘ea sound’ Pack. The words in this pack are longer and accompanied with digraphs and consonant blends. If you are just beginning with the ‘ea sound’, I suggest you try Pack 1 of ea sound first. The words in that pack are shorter, simpler, and ideal for beginners.
The above worksheet is a crossword worksheet for sound ‘ea.’ It will surely be fun and challenging for the kids. The words are provided in the word bank.
The next ‘ea words’ sentences worksheet has sentences that will give the child reading practice. The child has to complete the sentence by using one of the words in the bracket. Use the word which makes more sense in the sentence.
The last worksheet has six puzzles. Cut across the darker lines which will give you six puzzle squares. Now, cut along the dotted line for each puzzle and you will have three little strips. Have the child try to form the picture and read the word. The solved puzzle can be pasted in a notebook and then the word can be used in a simple sentence.
These worksheets are free for subscribers to download.