Looking for a set of ay and ai worksheets to review these common spelling patterns? Look no further!
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One of my goals for this site is to offer you a huge variety of free, printable resources for all the common vowel patterns that children encounter as they read. You can check our progress on our phonics activities page.
Today I’m adding to our collection of long a printables with this set of worksheets.
Printable ay & ai worksheets
I strongly encourage you to choose just the worksheets that fit the needs and interests of your child. Remember that you’re not teaching the phonics pattern with these pages; you’re checking to see that your child understands it. You don’t need nine worksheets to do that!
However, I’ll let you know that this cut-and-sort page is never optional for my kiddo because it’s so important that kids can hear the different sounds in words.
This time my Six had to listen for the long a sound. If it was at the end of a word, he glued the picture in the “ay” column. If he heard long a in the middle of a word, he glued the picture in the “ai” column.
If you’re a classroom teacher, there’s no law that says everyone has to do the same worksheets! You might print a variety and let your students choose 2-3 to do.
I’m guessing a lot of students would choose this quick one – it’s a simple matching worksheet.
For this page, my Six identified the correct spelling of each picture’s name.
He enjoyed using our alphabet stamps to complete this page.
By the way, I should point out that we don’t normally do worksheets with gel pens. But my Six had just bought this set of pens with his Christmas money, and he was anxious to use them. 😉
This word search is a good example of an optional worksheet. I never recommend word searches unless kids enjoy them and do them without a lot of frustration. Otherwise, they’re a slow form of torture. (Not to mention a huge time-waster.)
This is the first time my Six volunteered to do the word search in one of our packs.
By this point my Six had been working for a good thirty minutes. After drawing a few pictures, he asked if he could go play. I certainly had enough evidence that he could read and spell words with the ai or ay pattern.
So off he went!
We hope your learners enjoy these!
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Your students can complete these activities in Google Slides on a computer or tablet. The activities give them practice with ai, ay, ee, ea, ie, igh, -y, oa, ow, oo, ui, and ew.