Skill: -y (long e spelling pattern)
The vowels are: a-e-i-o-u- and sometimes y.
When y functions as a vowel it:
a) concludes a word which has no other vowel (my)
b) concludes words of more than one syllable (happy)
c) immediately follows another vowel (may, monkey).
Read the words listed below. Note spelling pattern (-y) at the end of each word. When (-y) appears at the end of a word that has at least two syllables, it usually has the long (e) sound.
Read the words listed below.
Can you think of some additional two syllable words that end with the letter “-y” that have the long “e” sound.
Dictation/Spelling Practice for (-y) words with a long (e) sound
Read these sentences.
- The lady washed the sticky baby.
- My dog, Lucky, is funny and lazy.
- My silly puppy wants a meaty treat.
- My baggy jeans are really messy.
- Mommy and daddy went to a party.
- My crazy kitty eats smelly tuna.
- Did you get a lucky penny at the party?
- Is that puny, skinny cat hungry?
- The fussy baby wants my sticky candy.
- I have a rusty, dusty, musty penny.
- I have a silly bunny named Polly.
- A filly, Happy-Go-Lucky, will race in the Kentucky Derby.
- Sally can count to 15 using tally marks.
- Sally and I met a jolly crowd at the rally.
- Don’t sully my friend’s name by calling him an ugly bully.
- Kelly has a pretty lilly in her hand.
- Bobby and his puppy went to the party at the pet shop.
- The jockey and the filly had to run on a muddy track.
- My study of creepy, crawly insects was fun and easy.
- The lady was lucky to get to the party on such a foggy day.
Create some sentences of your own. Write two sentences; please include words that have the (-y) long (e) spelling pattern. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period (.), question mark (?), or exclamation point (!). Do not mix upper and lowercase letters.
Please illustrate one of your sentences.