long e sound – ee ea

long e sound – ee ea

In this post, I will be sharing 3 packs of ‘long e sound words worksheet.’

What are long vowels?

A long vowel is 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. But long vowels are not a longer version of short vowels. Long and short vowel sounds are completely different from each other.

Let’s take an example. Hear the sound of the vowel ‘e’ in the word ‘met.’ It is the short vowel sound /e/.

Now hear the sound of ‘ee’ in the word ‘meet.’ It makes the alphabet sound of the alphabet ‘e.’

Both sounds are completely different from each other. If you stretch the ‘e’ in ‘met,’ you do not get the ‘ee’ in meet.

Hear the sound of vowel ‘e’ in ‘egg.’ Now hear the sound of ‘ea’ in eat. An egg has the short vowel ‘e’ sound and eat has the long e sound.

Let me share a few more examples.

short vowel              long vowel

bet                            beet

men                         mean

bled                         bleed

red                          read

wed                          weed

check                       cheek

Today, we shall be discussing two vowel combinations that make the same long e sound.

Long e sound is the sound that the alphabet ‘e’ makes.

The vowel combinations are ‘ee’ and ‘ea’.

 

long e sound anchor chart for ee and ea

                                       long e sound anchor chart

 

 



 

‘When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.’ In the case of ee and ea two vowels are walking together. The first vowel for ee is ‘e’ so ‘ee’ will make the alphabet sound /e/. The first vowel for ea is also ‘e’ so ‘ea’ will also make the alphabet sound /e/.

There are many words that have ‘ee’ and ‘ea’ in them. For example tree, leaf, tea, coffee etc.

I will be sharing three ‘long e sound words worksheet’ resources with you today. First, we can begin by reading ‘long e sound words.

 

jolly phonics sound ee words list for kindergarten and first grade

ee words

 



 

 

Have your child read these simple ‘ee’ words and color the ‘ee’ sound in every word.

 

 

jolly phonics sound ea words list for kindergarten and first grade

ea words

 



 

 

 

There is a long e sound words worksheet in the ‘ea’ pack for ‘ea’ words. Let the child color the ‘ea’ sound only in these words. For a child, it takes some time to register that there are two letters coming together to make the sound. I try and make the children highlight sounds with colors in most of the worksheets. This trick has really benefitted me when it comes to teaching.

 

 

ee words with pictures worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

Next, read the ‘ee’ words and sort the pictures. This is one activity the kids really look forward to. There is a similar one for ‘ea’ sound.

 

 

ea words with pictures worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

This long e sound words worksheet is not only fun and engaging but will also enhance your child’s vocabulary. When reading the words, if there is any confusion with the sounds, I ask them to highlight the ‘ee’ and ‘ea’ sounds with a light color and then read.

 

 

jolly phonics ee words worksheet for kindergarten and first grade



 

Now it’s time to write the ee sound in the space and then read the word.

 

 

ea words phonics for kindergarten and grade one



 

Similarly, write ‘ea’ to make the word for the above long e sound words worksheet. ‘ee’ and ‘ea’ sounds are easy to read but there is no rule regarding its usage. When spelling it, it is all about reading and practice. The more you practice, the better you will be able to memorize it.

 

 

long vowel worksheets for kindergarten and grade one

 



 

In the next long e sound words worksheet, we write the complete ‘ee’ word. There is a word bank for reference. I usually make the children read the words from the word bank first. Then I fold it so that the word bank is not visible. Then the child writes the word next to the pictures.

 

 

kindergarten worksheet for ea words phonics

 



 

For this long e sound words worksheet, the child can practice writing in four lines. I have designed my worksheets and sets in a way that is easy for the child to grasp and each worksheet is progressive from the previous in a way that does not overwhelm the child.

 

 

ea sound sentences worksheet for kindergarten and grade one



 

These are simple long vowel e sentences that our readers have to read and complete. To make it easier, there are only two options for each sentence. The child has to pick the one that is best suited and write it.

 

 

ea sound sentences worksheet for kindergarten and grade one



This is a similar long e sound words worksheet from the ‘ea’ set.

 

ee sound words with pictures worksheet for kindergarten and grade one



 

 

ea sound words with pictures worksheet for kindergarten and grade one



 

The last long e sound words worksheet from both the sets is about forming the word. The words have to be pasted in a notebook and then the word has to be used in a simple sentence. To understand how to do this particular activity please go to the end of my ‘ai’ and ‘ay’ blog post by clicking here.

 

 

long e sound worksheets for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

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long e sound ee ea words worksheet for kindergarten and grade one

 



 

 

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I have added a new set of worksheets that have both ee and ea sounds together. Let’s discuss them.

 

 

ee ea homophones list for first grade

 

 



 

The first long e sound worksheet is an interesting one as it not only has ee words and ea words but long e words that are homophones.

sea see

seem seam

peek peak

weak week

tee tea

knead need

been bean

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and different spellings. See the homophone pairs above. They sound the same but meanings and spellings are different.

 

 

ee ea sound words worksheet for kindergarten and first grade


 

Word sort worksheet for ee words and ea words. Cut the word tiles, read the words, highlight the long e sound, and paste the tiles in the correct box.
ee ea words worksheet for kindergarten and first grade


In the above long e sound words worksheet, the long e sound is missing. Based on the pictures the child has to complete the blank using ‘ee’ or ‘ea.’ This worksheet will help children remember words that have the ee sound and those that have the ea sound. It’s confusing because there is no spelling rule for long e words.
ee ea worksheet for kindergarten and first grade


Read the ‘long e sound words‘ sentences and match them with the correct pictures. I have tried to words with both the long e sounds in a sentence for reading fluency.
ee ea sentences worksheet for kindergarten and first grade


In the last long e sound words worksheet, read the ee words and ea words in the word bank and then complete the sentences
using those words.
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For other long vowel sound worksheet packs, click here.

I hope you find these ‘long e sound words worksheet’ resources useful.