Long Vowels. **Insert big sigh here**
I'm never going to understand why there have to be so many different spelling patterns. Do we really need so many ways to say "a"??? So many letter combinations so little time. I don't know about you but I beam when my kiddos spell a word with a long vowel pattern ANY long vowel pattern...even if it's the wrong one.
In my eyes, these should ALL be acceptable answers,
but since they're not...I've created this Long Vowel Unit to help your kiddos learn the difference. You can check it out here or click on the picture.