This file is a short story that can be used in a variety of ways. Students can use highlighters, highlighter tape, different color crayons, etc. to search for words with long a sounds. All forms of long a are used (ai, ay, and a_e). Students could also search for mistakes with proper nouns. This activity could be done in small groups, independently, or whole group. To make this activity even more exciting, give students a magnifying glass to improve their detective skills!