Silent e

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided by the websites below for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

A letter e at the end of a word is silent and makes the vowel long. A vowel that is long says it’s name. Together or apart, Silent e often works just the same. (although sometimes ie makes a long E sound (see Letters With More Than One Sound), and o_e can make a short U sound. (some, gloves)



Note that two Es often like to stick together, and an A & E are rarely (if ever!) seen together. Note that Defender D can stop silent e from making the vowel long. (like in the word badge)

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WATCH Magic e song from KidsTV123 (2:13) Silent e from Bazillions (2:44) Magic e from Nessy (1:34)

Kids vs Phonics: A_E (2:11), EE (1:27), E_E (1:24) I_E (1:42), IE (1:47), O_E (2:17), U_E (1:56), UE (1:50)

Silent E contrast w/CVC from teacherstakeout

Sort Mat – Silent E Handout from

Long Vowel Words & Pictures from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Short A/Long A, I, and O from thisreadingmama (color)

READ Long A sentences (plus all long vowels) from

READ BOOKS: “Nice Mice in the Rice” by Brian P Cleary “Here Comes Silent e!” by Anna Hays

PLAY online games Silent E game at, at, and from

There are more ways that vowels can be long.

Write the pattern Bookmark Set Freebie.

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