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Spell the Long 'ai' Phoneme 3

In this worksheet, students identify the long 'ai' phoneme in longer texts.

'Spell the Long 'ai' Phoneme 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

All these words contain the long 'ai' phoneme, but spelt in different ways.

 

paint

paint

 

tray

tray

 

spade

spade

 

In this worksheet you can practise reading sentences and finding words containing different spellings of the long 'ai' phoneme.

Read the sentence below. One of the words in it contains the long 'ai' phoneme, but it may be spelt in a different way. Tick the box that shows how it is spelt.

 

We are going on a trip today.

ai

ay

a-e

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

I love chocolate cake.

ai

ay

a-e

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

We got the train to London.

ai

ay

a-e

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

The dog wagged its tail.

ai

ay

a-e

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

Jonny made a snowman in the garden.

ai

ay

a-e

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

The kitten wanted to play with the wool.

ai

ay

a-e

This time read both sentences out loud and count how many times you hear the long 'ai' phoneme.

(Remember, it might be spelt in different ways.)

 

Jake liked playing on his computer games. He stayed in his room for hours.

3

4

5

How many times can you hear the long 'ai' phoneme in these sentences?

 

Maisie and Jane laid the puppy in its basket. It wagged its tail and played with its blanket.

3

4

5

How many times can you hear the 'ai' phoneme in these sentences?

 

Jayden sprayed the paint on the car. He aimed badly and splashed the gate.

3

4

5

How many times can you hear the 'ai' phoneme in these sentences?

 

When we went to Spain our train was late. We nearly missed the plane but we got to the departure gate just in time. 'Never again!' said Mum.

5

6

7

  • Question 1

Read the sentence below. One of the words in it contains the long 'ai' phoneme, but it may be spelt in a different way. Tick the box that shows how it is spelt.

 

We are going on a trip today.

CORRECT ANSWER
ay
EDDIE SAYS
The word containing the phoneme is 'today'.
  • Question 2

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

I love chocolate cake.

CORRECT ANSWER
a-e
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'cake'. This uses the split digraph a_e.
  • Question 3

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

We got the train to London.

CORRECT ANSWER
ai
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'train'.
  • Question 4

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

The dog wagged its tail.

CORRECT ANSWER
ai
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'tail'.
  • Question 5

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

Jonny made a snowman in the garden.

CORRECT ANSWER
a-e
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'made'. The split digraph a_e is used.
  • Question 6

How is the long 'ai' word spelt in this sentence?

 

The kitten wanted to play with the wool.

CORRECT ANSWER
ay
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'play'.
  • Question 7

This time read both sentences out loud and count how many times you hear the long 'ai' phoneme.

(Remember, it might be spelt in different ways.)

 

Jake liked playing on his computer games. He stayed in his room for hours.

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
The words that have the 'ai' sound are 'Jake', 'playing', 'games' and 'stayed'.
  • Question 8

How many times can you hear the long 'ai' phoneme in these sentences?

 

Maisie and Jane laid the puppy in its basket. It wagged its tail and played with its blanket.

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
The words that contain the 'ai' sound are 'Maisie', 'Jane', 'laid', 'tail' and 'played'.
  • Question 9

How many times can you hear the 'ai' phoneme in these sentences?

 

Jayden sprayed the paint on the car. He aimed badly and splashed the gate.

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
The words that contain the 'ai' sound are 'Jayden', 'sprayed', 'paint', 'aimed' and 'gate'.
  • Question 10

How many times can you hear the 'ai' phoneme in these sentences?

 

When we went to Spain our train was late. We nearly missed the plane but we got to the departure gate just in time. 'Never again!' said Mum.

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
The words that contain the 'ai' sound are 'Spain', 'train', 'late', 'plane', 'gate' and 'again'.
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