|The vowel team ie makes the long e sound like in believe. The team ei also makes the long e sound like in either. But ei can also make a long a sound like in eight.
Directions: Fill in the blanks using the following words:
believe - chief - sleigh - obey - weigh - thief - field - ceiling
Write five more examples of words containing each of the vowel teams 'ie' and 'ei' and use them in sentences. As a homework, read a book and find as many words containing 'ie' and 'ei' as you can find. Read these words aloud and hear the difference in sounds.