Phonics: Long-A

On this page you'll find a large selection of worksheets, activities, and games for teaching students to read and write words with the long-a vowel sound.

Cut & Glue Activities
Students will use scissors to cut out the six word boxes on the bottom of this worksheet and use a glue stick to attach them to the correct picture.
1st Grade
A young girl wants to play with a horse named "Kay-Kay!" It's an 8-page easy-read book for emergent readers.
1st and 2nd Grades
This worksheet can be printed and cut apart to make a flip book featuring words with a long-A sound.
1st Grade
Cut out the nine word squares on the bottom and glue them in the boxes to form the words "crane" and "game".
1st and 2nd Grades
Use this printable worksheet for your students to practice forming words with a long-A sound. This worksheet features the words "skate" and "cape".
1st and 2nd Grades
This fun cut-and-glue activity has students gluing the letter squares in boxes to form the words "gate" and "cane".
1st and 2nd Grades
Cut the letters and make two short a words: mat and hand.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Print out the pennants on card stock paper. Have each student make one of the 13 pennants. They will color the picture, write the word, and cut it out. Fold the pennant along the line and glue it around a piece of string or rope.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Worksheets
Each of the six words on this worksheet is missing two letters. Find which letters are missing and write it in the boxes. Then rewrite the long-A word on the lines.
1st and 2nd Grades
Can you tell which of these pictures are long-A words? Find them and color only those with a long-A sound in them.
1st Grade
Use the word bank at the top of this printable worksheet to find the correct word for each of the six pictures and write it on the ruled lines.
1st and 2nd Grades
Students will color each of the four pictures, trace the words along the dotted lines, and then write them again on the primary-ruled lines.
1st Grade
Color the individual letters in the words cake, game, tape, and vase. Then write each word on the line.
1st Grade
This phonics worksheet has rows of jumbled letters to find the long-A word featured for each illustration.
1st and 2nd Grades
Teachers will read a series of long-A words and students will circle the word they hear from the selection on each line.
1st Grade
Students will hear their teacher read a word for each group of words and they have to circle which word they hear. Students will differentiate the long-A sound between words spelled with a silent-e, an "ay", and "ai" in them.
1st Grade
Print out this phonics worksheet so your students can draw lines to match each picture to the correct long-A word.
1st Grade
This worksheet is filled with primary-ruled lines so that your students can try to think up and write as many long-A words as they can.
1st and 2nd Grades
Read the paragraph and highlight the long-a words. Then write the long-a words on the lines.
3rd and 4th Grades
Have your students use a highlighter, bingo dabber, or crayon to color in the circles with words that have a long a sound in them.
1st Grade
Games & Learning Centers
Use scissors to cut out the 30 cards along the dotted lines and sort the picture cards into two groups of words with a long-A sound and words without.
1st and 2nd Grades
This printable contains 28 word cards to sort into two groups, one with a long-A sound, and one without. Print this out on card stock paper so they can be used over and over.
1st and 2nd Grades
This phonics card game has 30 print-and-cut cards to use for play and practice. Fifteen of them are long-A word cards and the other fifteen are corresponding picture cards.
1st Grade
Students will use scissors to cut apart the 25 word cards in this printable and move them around to make sentences, using at least one long-A word in each one. Then they will write the sentences they make on the lined paper provided on the following pages.
1st and 2nd Grades
This game has 30 cards, each with a long-a word. Some words include: ape, made, hay, cake, way, tape, age, say, and bake.
1st and 2nd Grades
This is fun classroom game to practice words with a long-A vowel sound. Hide the fifteen cards around your classroom for your students to find.
1st and 2nd Grades
This is a fun activity for students to do to practice learning about words with a long-A sound. Students will use letter stampers to form the words in the spaces provided.
1st Grade
Word Wheels and Sliders
Print and cut out the pirate ship-themed word slider to practice words with a long-A sound. There are 3 word strips full of words to practice with.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Phonics word wheel to spin and read the word: base, lake, bake, cake, same, name, came, face
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
This family of words contains: play, stay, say, day, and way
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Phonics word families: plate, gate, state, mate, and late.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Words in the -ake family include rake, take, make, bake, shake, and snake
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
See also:
Short-A Vowel Sound

This link will take you to a page with all sorts of worksheets and activities highlighting words with a short-A vowel sound.

Long-A and Short-A (Mixed)

This phonics unit involves both short-A and long-A words. There are coloring worksheets, cut-and-glue worksheets, a listening activity, and more.

Full List of Phonics Topics

Here is our main phonics index page. From here you can navigate through thousands of phonics worksheets. These include long vowels, short vowels, digraphs, blends, diphthongs, r-controlled vowels, word families, and more.

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