Foundational Reading Lesson - Long A Vowel Diagraph (ai), Grade 2

  • Activity 1 / Reading: AI Vowel Team Worksheet

    This worksheet concentrates students’ focus on the vowel team /ai/.  The directions state that when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking and says its name. Therefore, the vowel team /ai/ makes the long A sound. The worksheet challenges the student to find the correct path through the puzzle following only the words with the /ai/ sound. Bright illustrations of each word assist children when reading an unknown word.

  • Activity 2 / Vowel team ai Worksheet

    Digraphs are two letters that make one sound put together, and children will have a ball learning about the -ai digraph vowel teams with this adorable and entertaining worksheet. They’ll practice reading words that have the -ai digraph as well as their fine motor skills as they take a fun animal duo back to the train station. They’ll be smiling all the way as they find success in reading.

  • Activity 3 / Long A Vowel Team Coloring Fun Worksheet

    Make your next lesson on phonics more fun with this great coloring page! The free worksheet encourages teamwork while teaching students about the long «A» sound obtained from the «ai» pairing of letters. First divide your class into teams, giving each team a copy of the printout. Then get each team to read aloud words like «brain» and «paid» while the other children listen, paying close attention to the long A sound each time. Finally, have your teams color in the words and pictures, reinforcing what they have learned. This is a great companion to any lesson on long vowels.

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