We have been discussing the long e digraphs. So we are adding ee, ea, and ie to the list of things Ben can sound out this week... which has let to some interesting observations about homonyms/homophones that was sparked by reading the word beat. Ben said, "I love to eat beats." Well... I think he loves to eat beets. So, as we have been going through our word lists this week, we have been making a poster:
For the curious -- we now have 5 ways that the long e sound is spelled: ee (beet), ea (beat), ie (field), eCe (Pete), final y (any).