Today we are going to talk about the vowel a.
The patterns that it has and the sounds it makes. (Note: the "_" means that there is a consonant there.)
Here are the patterns
a_ (can) a_e (bake) ai (paid) ay (hay)
ar (car) all (call) aw (saw)
The sounds that "a" makes, well there are a few. The basic two sounds are the short and then the long sound. The short "a" says its sound while the long "a" says its name.
Example: short "a" as in a_ cat ran cap back
sat man nap snack
Long "a" as in a_e bake name gave take
these are not long "a"
but make the same sound ai rain wait tail train
or ay day say pay may
A few of the other main
sounds are all ball all tall hall
aw saw paw jaw draw
There are a few others but these are the main ones. Hoped it helped. Remember your child's homework and education are some of the most important things that you can give your child.
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