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. Note that E’s like to stick together, as in tree, so the e may not always be at the end, like in seed. With the other vowels the silent e at the end is often separated by a consonant. 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)
LISTEN and play at Quizlet
Silent E contrast w/CVC from teacherstakeout
Silent e pictures and word building from First Grade and Fabulous
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
Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.
PLAY online games: Silent e at kizphonics, and from softschools.com. The Galactic Phonics Symbaloo has several Silent e games (along the right side) Silent E game at starfall.com (pc only), silent e & more at education.com (with sign-up). Jack in the Box, Fridge Magnets & Magic E game at literactive.
More resources at the Silent e Pinterest Board.
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) However, there are exceptions, like: gift, fist, mint, milk, kick, lost, sock, moth
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