Friday, October 23, 2015

"Long E" - ea

/ea/ is a common way of writing the 'long e' sound, and it's in many simple words, so it's fun for children to explore.

I've made a couple of worksheets for this letter pattern: one is a poem with spaces to fill in, and the other has room for children to make their own poem using -eat words.

You can download and print off the sheets by clicking on the links below:

 My Flea Fear _ea worksheet

Friday, October 16, 2015

"Long E" - ee

The 'long e' sound spelled /ee/ is very common in many basic vocab words, so it's a good one to introduce early.

Children can have lots of fun making up poems with -ee words: see, bee, tree, three, free, knee, agree etc. (the, be, me, he, we and she are also useful words to use).

This week, I'm posting a game with /ee/ words. I've done this one as a 'colour-in' game that children can colour and play (cheap to print and copy, too). You are welcome to use this game for educational, non-commercial use. It will be available for free download for a week.

Click on the links to open the PDF document to print. For best result, print on light card before colouring.  Colour the bee 'mover' tokens different colours, and glue onto small squares or circles of thicker card (or just glue on small pieces of different coloured thick card or counters).

You will also need a die(dice) to play this game.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Long I sound -y

This week's post is about words using y with a 'long I' sound. I've made a short poem using these words. You can print it for children to highlight or circle the 'long I' sounds.

Click on the link below to open the .PDF to print. This worksheet will be available for free download this month, for educational, non-commercial use.

Children may be able to think of other _y words (e.g. by, fry, sty, sly); they could write a list of these words then make up and illustrate their own sentences or poems.