Long a Words – FREE PDF Download

| Last Updated: April 28, 2022

Children continue to memorize and recognize familiar words. Seeing, reading, and remembering the most common words used in grade-level texts is essential to their reading skills in the future.

Below are some long a words with various spelling patterns generally taught and mastered in the first grade. Finding different ways to practice these will ensure students can quickly and easily recognize these word patterns when they encounter them. 

Long a Words

The long a word list includes the following words:

acedazelairsavewaingray
acorndrakelakescalewaithay
agedrapelamescrapewakeJay
airequatelaneshadewanelay
alefacelateshadewasteMay
alienfademaceshamewavenay
apefairmadeshapewhaleokay
atefakemakeshavebailpay
awakefamemaleskatefailplay
badefatemaneslainhailpray
baitfazemateslavejailray
bakeflakemazesnailafraidsay
baleflamenailsnakeaimslay
banefrailnamespacebraidspray
baseframenapespadebrainstay
bastegagepacespraincomplainstray
bladegaitpagestagedrainsway
blamegalepairstairgraintray
blazegamepalestakelaidway
bracegapepanestalemaideight
brakegatepaperstatemailfreight
bravegavepastestavemainneigh
cagegazepavestrainpaidneighbor
cakegladeplacestraitpailreign
cakeglazeplanetailpainsleigh
canegraceplatetakeplainweigh
capegradequailtaleraidgrey
casegrapequaketamerainhey
cavegrateracetaperaiseobey
chaingraveragetasteSpainprey
chasegrazerailTatestainsurvey
cranehaleraketracetrailthey
cratehasteratetradevaingauge
cravehateravetrainbaykale
crazehazerazetraitbrayvale
dalejadesagevaneclayYale
dameJakesailvasecraybate
DaneJanesalewadecrayonsate
dateKatesamewagecrayonbabe
Davelacesanewailfray

Closing

Teaching these words can be done in a variety of creative ways like word hunts, memory games, activity mats, and tracing sheets. No matter how they learn them, these words will increase their confidence and reading skills, and set them up for reading success.

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