This is a set of task cards that give students practice with reading words with EA, which can have either a long or short sound. This set contains 26 cards. Each card gives a word and a picture. Students then decide if the word has a long or short sound. These cards can be used for independent practice, as a literacy center activity, as game cards, or for take-home practice. Task cards are also a great resource to use for language arts intervention as well. Depending on your students' skill levels, these cards can be used with students in first grade through fourth grade. For best results, print on cardstock and laminate the cards before use.