This activity is a sort for words containing the long a sound spelled with ai and ay. It can be completed on the included sheet with headers, or as an open sort with no headers on a separate piece of paper for differentiation. There is one "oddball", which fits into neither category (said).
Also included is an optional sheet which asks the students to choose 3 words from the sort, use each word in a sentence, and illustrate their sentences. Included as well on this optional sheet is a bonus question which asks the students to find the 5 compound words included in the sort.
I use this with my second and third grade resource students. It would be appropriate for general education first, second, and third grade students, depending on skill level.