The long a sound can be spelled several ways. The magic e or final e and the open syllable are the most common ways. In addition, the long a sound can be represented in 2 vowel teams ("ai" and "ay"). Of course, there will be exceptions or odd balls- the irregular vowel team ("ei").Five
In kindergarten, emphasis is placed on obtaining a sight word vocabulary and letter-sound relationships. Our spelling program begins in first grade. However, students are not graded until the 3rd quarter.
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