Spelling Pattern (ea) short vowel sound

Most often the spelling pattern (ea) has the long vowel sound as in teacher.
However, there are quite a few words that have the short ā€œeā€ sound (as in jet) but have the (ea) spelling pattern instead. Usually you will find these words listed among the sight words.

Read these short vowel words. (short ā€œeā€ as in jet).

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bedspread dread realm
bread head spread
breakfast health steadfast
breast heaven stealth
breath instead sweat
dead lead thread
deadlock leapt threat
deadpan leaven tread
deaf meant wealth
death read weapon

 

Dictation/Spelling Practice for (ea) combination 

 

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Read these sentences. health image

Please write a sentence that includes at least one (ea) word (short sound) in your sentence.

 

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Please illustrate your sentence in the space below.