The combination of both an “a” and “y” can result in a long a sound. The vowel team rule states that when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. As a result, the first vowel says its name and the second vowel is silent. Our elementary school’s spelling program incorporates AY words.
List of -AY Words
The table below contains a list of -AY words.
-AY Words Worksheets
We offer five FREE -ay words worksheets to help your child practice each word.
|AY Worksheet 1||bay, ray, day, say & okay|
|AY worksheet 2||hay, jay, may, lay, way & pay|
|AY worksheet 3||spray, gray, stray, pray & tray|
|AY worksheet 4||clay, play, sway, stay & x-ray|
|AY worksheet 5||gay, nay, quay, bray & fray|
Source: Fry, E.B., Ph.D. & Kress, J.E., Ed.D. (2006). The Reading
Teacher’s Book of Lists 5th Edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass