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 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)
Silent E contrast w/CVC from teacherstakeout
Sort Mat – Silent E Handout from mes-english.com
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 stickyball.net
READ BOOKS: “Nice Mice in the Rice” by Brian P Cleary “Here Comes Silent e!” by Anna Hays
There are more ways that vowels can be long.
- See also Vowel Teams, and Open & Closed Syllables.
- I and O can be long when followed by two consonants: (kind, cold)
Write the pattern Bookmark Set Freebie.
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