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Learn to Read: Long A Poem

Use this poem to practice Long A sounds. Long A sounds like the letter's name: A. Common long A spellings are AI, A_E and AY.

The Suricate

(say sir-i-kate)


This little fellow is a suricate.

He stands, looks around and waits.

In Africa, he lives in the plains.

Sometimes, there are heavy rains.

Near the burrows, baby suricates play.

They run with each other all day.

This suricate is not afraid.

Soon he will run into the shade.

Answer the Questions

1. What is this animal?

2. Where does he live?

3. What are the holes?

4. Where will this suricate run soon?

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