Long Vowel Spellings

Word Bank
although
brighten
coincide
feudal
guarantee
mainstay
repeatedly
solidify
speculate
utility
Key Concepts

Long vowel sounds can be achieved through different vowel combinations.

  • The long a sound can be spelled ai, ay, or a with a silent e.
    plain
    praying
    plate
  • The long e sound can be spelled ea, ee, y, with a silent e, and e with a silent e.
    teach
    seem
    candy
    pristine
    complete
  • The long i sound can be spelled igh, y, or i with a silent e.
    night
    fly
    lime
  • The long o sound can be spelled oa, ow, ough, or o with a silent e.
    boat
    crow
    dough
    wrote
  • The long u sound can be spelled ou, ew, eu, u, ue, or u with a silent e.
    you
    drew
    eulogy
    utilize
    clue
    fuse