Spelling the long vowel sound /ē/: ee, ea , e-e, y


/ē/ as in evening words with long vowel sound e

Teaching point How to spell the long /ē/sound:

In some words of more than one syllable you just need the letter e, for example:

e- words be- words de- words re- words
eclipse
ecology
economy
elastic
electric
elope
emergency
emotion
equal
equator
erupt
even
evil
because
become
before
behind
belong
below
between
beware
beyond
decent
defeat
defend
degree
delete
delight
demand
depend
deserve
react
recall
recent
record
reflect
refund
region
relax
rely
remind
repeat
reply
require
return

More on this in the next Unit - Syllables: Vowel and Consonant Patterns.
See also Unit 23: Prefixes

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