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
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
‘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.‘
Have your child read these simple ‘ee’ words and color the ‘ee’ sound in every word.
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.
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.
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.
Now it’s time to write the ee sound in the space and then read the word.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a similar long e sound words worksheet from the ‘ea’ set.
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.
The ‘long e sound words worksheet ee’ Pack is a subscriber freebie.
The ‘long e sound words worksheet ea’ Pack is a subscriber freebie.
I have added a new set of worksheets that have both ee and ea sounds together. Let’s discuss them.
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.
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.
For other long vowel sound worksheet packs, click here.
I hope you find these ‘long e sound words worksheet’ resources useful.