Long A Sound Hunt
A literacy resource for learners to find words containing long A sounds made by different digraphs. This resource was written as a pairs activity although it can equally be an individual one. There are four pieces of texts each using words containing predominantly one particular digraph – ai, ey, ay, or eigh. Learners can then search for other long A sounds formed from different clusters within the same text. Peer marking and plenary extend the learning. This could also be used via an interactive whiteboard or by inputting matching digraph words to Wordle (www.wordle.net)
There is a tutor ‘crib’ sheet for example words which can also be used as a handout to learners.
Some vocabulary is unusual enough to give an opportunity for practice in decoding skills and dictionary use.