Please help me with a spelling list

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    At the last PLC meeting my team decided to work with long i next. We decided to start with ie, igh and i+consonant+e.

    But I can't find any words with "ie" that make the long i sound...they all say long e. Am I nuts? Maybe I misunderstood? :eek: :help:

    This is for 5th grade, so we teach multisyllabic words
     
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    pie and vie are the only ones I can think of right now....
     
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    lie, tie, die
     
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    I believe the only ie words are single syllable words....at least that's what I've told my first graders. To help them distinguish between words that make the long e and long i, I've always told them that single syllable words w/ the ie spelling make the long i sound, whereas multisyllabic words w/ the ie spelling make the long e sound.

    I don't think you can make an appropriate 5th grade spelling list with the ie spelling. I could be wrong though...
     
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    grief = 1 syllable

    diet = 2 syllables
     
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    I can't think of many words for 5th grade....maybe you need to combine some of the long i words.

    quiet
     
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    In diet and quiet I think it's only the "i" making the long i sound. The "e" makes its own sound in the second syllable.
     
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    but the e makes the i say its name still..

    otherwise, it's dit and quit.... which are both short i words.
     
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    Check out a site called first school years. If you go to their section in the "word level" for long vowels, they have tons of lists. I like them because they get into harder words. I use this site to make spelling lists for common rules for my mixed age class. It's great because for example, when doing magic e, some kids got 3 syllable words like exercise, while other kids had words like rise.
     
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    It's not the <e> that makes the <i> long in diet and quiet: it's the fact that the first syllable is an open syllable (see also quinine).
     
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    We are doing long i words this week also. The ie words we have are lie, ties, flies, replies, spies, and we also had die in dictation today. These are third grade words though.
     
  13. LAH2

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    Sometimes vowels can stand alone and make a long vowel sound.
     
  14. monsieurteacher

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    Perhaps, but in both of these cases, the e (while not remaining silent) does cause the i to make a long vowel sound.

    (I say perhaps because while I don't disagree with you, I can't come up with an example... I'm don't doubt that there are some though)
     
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