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Scoot and Spell Long E Words - Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 3

Explore words containing the different spellings of the long e sound with this active classroom game.

Look and See, and Spell Long E! Long E Word Activity

This Long E Spellings SCOOT!  game is a fun and active resource for students to review the long E spellings: ee, ea, y, ey. Students are expected to move or “scoot” around the classroom to 24 task cards during this activity. Students are expected to generate the appropriate long E spelling for each task card picture on their recording sheets. For each Long E word task card, students will

  • Look at the picture on the card.
  • Identify the correct “long e” spelling pattern required to spell the word.
  • Write the word using the correct spelling of the long e sound on their recording sheet.

The “long e” words included in this phonics activity include the following spelling patterns.

  • ee (as in sheep)
  • ea (as in team) 
  • y (as in baby)
  • ey (as in key) 

We’ve Done the Differentiation for You!

This English Language Arts resource comes with two differentiated sets of 24 task cards. The distinctions between these two sets are outlined below.

Set 1: In addition to the picture, these task cards show the word underneath with blank lines to indicate the missing “long e” spelling, e.g., the word “sheep” would have the “ee” missing in the middle of the word. The accompanying recording sheet for this scaffolded set of cards has the answer prewritten. There are blank spaces for students to add the correct spelling of each long e-word.

Set 2: These task cards contain the picture only. The accompanying recording sheet for this set requires students to write down all of the words that match the cards without any scaffolding provided.

Why not mix and match the task cards and recording sheets to best suit the needs of your students?

No Need for a Long E Worksheet! Try These Options Instead

Need to practice a bit more but don’t want to deal with another long e worksheet? You could always reuse these cards in other ways! 

Write the Room Alternative Option:

This resource may be used as a center/station activity. Hang the 24 task cards all around the room. The students must find the task cards and write down the Long E words or spellings on their recording sheet. As students will be moving around the classroom, they should be provided with clipboards.

Challenge Those Fast Finishers

On the back of their recording sheet, have students write down words different long E words in a scavenger hunt through the classroom library! They can “hunt” for different words with the long E spellings in a book from the classroom library! After writing down 5-10 words, they may choose 3 to write in a sentence.

Easily Download and Prepare This Resource

Use the dropdown arrow on the Download button to select this resource’s PDF or Google Slides version. 

Print one version of the resource, then copy the task cards on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

Recording sheets can be placed into dry-erase sleeves and reused time and again!

This resource was created by Alessandra Pastor, a teacher in Massachusetts and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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