Hello! Today, we’re going to meet more vowel pals like the “ai and the ay”. When you see ai, ay or an a with a silent e, what do you say? That’s right, you say ‘a’.
Now here’s an old friend, the letter ‘e’, do you remember the clue to the long vowel e, that’s right… Eagle! Let’s look at the word eagle, how does it begin? With an ‘a’. This e has a vowel pal next to him, the letter ‘a’ and when they are together, ‘ea’ they sound ‘eee’ like “leaf”.
There's also another way to make the sound "e". Look at this word, "c-h-i-e-f" chief, the "e" sound spells "i-e" this time. There's even another way to spell the sound "e",look at this word "see, bee, keep", that's right two "e" together makes the sound "e".
So today, we learned the different ways to spell the sound of "e" and yesterday we learned the different ways to spell the sound of "a".