The digraph ea can be read in more than one way. It can be in the long format, and found in words like the present form of the word ‘read’, and ‘lead’. Ask your child if they can give you more examples of this long ea words. Then, teach them that the vowel digraph ea can sometimes make short words also; like found in the word ‘bread’. To know if your kids really understand this example, ask them to give you some more examples of the short ea sound in words. Then, help them check off the correct word for the picture in this worksheet.