Spelling the short vowel sound /ĕ/ : e or ea

/ĕ/ as in elephant Spell elephant

Teaching point Most of the time we just need the letter e. However, there are some words which need ea.

Spell elephant
e as in elephant
Spell bread

ea
as in bread
egg
echo
elbow
every
exactly
explode
bench
deck
ferry
helicopter
jelly
lemon
metal
pencil
question
selfish
temper
whether (if)
...and many more

head
dead
lead (metal)
read (a book)
dread
tread
spread
thread
deaf
death
breath
health
wealth
stealth
meant
leant (leaned)
sweat
threat
ready
already
steady
instead
sweater
heavy
feather
leather
heather
weather (climate)
heaven
meadow
pleasant
pleasure
measure
treasure
weapon
pheasant


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