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Graphemes: ea
Phonics

Graphemes: ea

overview

A grapheme is a letter or a group of letters that represent a sound (phoneme) in a word. The grapheme ea represents the phoneme /ee/.

Download our Dream: ea sounds activity below.

This activity introduces your child to the grapheme ea with example words and sentences. Sound out each example word. Can you think of any other words with the grapheme ea? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

 

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

ACTIVITIES

graphemes-ea-activity

Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues and friends!