Introduced in This Cycle
Words with "-ate" (schwa and CVCe)
Cycle Word List
In this cycle, students are introduced to words with the spelling pattern “-ate” pronounced with the schwa sound or with a long vowel /ā/. In addition, students are introduced to contractions with “are” (examples: “they’re," “you’re”). For the full cycle overview with word list, Cycle-at-a-Glance, and teaching notes, download the cycle overview.