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 e 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 e Words


The long e word list includes the following words:

agreeseacreamweavepeeksneerbelief
athleteteadreambeereeksteerbelieve
beetlebeachgleamfeeseekbeetbrief
betweenbleachreamfleesleekfeetchief
candybleachscreamfreeweekfleetdiesel
cheeseleachseamgleecreelgreetgrief
competepeachsteamkneefeelmeetgrieve
concretepreachstreamLeeheelsheetniece
deletereachteamseekeelsleetpriest
eachteachbeanteepeelstreetrelief
easybeadcleanthreereelsweetrelieve
eatkneaddeantreesteeltweetretrieve
eveleadgleanweewheelbreezeshriek
familypleadjeansbeechgreenfreezespecies
geesereadleanbreechkeensneezethief
genebeakmeanleechpreensqueezethieve
greasebleakweanscreechqueenwheezewield
herecreakcheapleechscreenceilingyield
increasefreakheapbleedseenconceivegee
leafleakleapbreedsheendeceivespree
leasepeakreapcreedteenperceivethee
leavesneakbeastdeedbeepreceiptcoffee
peacespeakfeastfeedcheepreceivedefeat
peatsqueakleastfreedcreepalleyreheat
peoplestreakyeastgreeddeepchimneyrepeat
Peteteakbeatheedjeepdonkeyteat
piecetweakbleatkneedkeephockeyupbeat
pleaseweakcheatneedpeephoneyasleep
pleatdealcleatreedseepjockeybleep
releasehealfeatseedsheepjourneymead
scenemealheatspeedsleepkeyagreed
Stevepealmeatsteedsteepkidneyindeed
teacherrealneattreedsweepmoneyneedle
teasesealseattweedsweepmonkeyextreme
teethsquealtreatweedweepparsleymeme
themestealwheatcheekdeerpulleymere
thesetealcleavecreekjeertrolley
fleavealheaveGreekleerTurkey
fleazealleavesleekpeervolley
pleabeamsheavemeekseerachieve

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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