Learning silent E rules is one of the trickiest concepts for early readers. Words such as cube/cub, robe/rob and tube/tub are particularly confusing to decipher. How can one little letter make so much of a difference? This lesson can help smooth the way with guided exercises and examples that bolster your student's ability to recognize, understand and read the letter E.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Silent E Conveyor Belt This video will convey a whole new understanding of silent letters to your young learners. After watching Muggo crank through four different examples of the silent E, kindergarteners will understand that although this letter is not verbalized, it brings a whole new pronunciation to the other vowel in a word.
Silent E Quiz The...nose is red? Learn how consonants and vowels work together in this quick quiz that focuses on silent E words.
Spot the Silent E Words: Camping Mastering long vowels is essential for first grade; help your child have fun learning about silent e words with this adorable camping scene! Early learners look around the campsite to spot silent e words. Kids will have so much fun playing detective, they won't realize the long vowel learning they're soaking in.
Silent E Letter Tiles This learning activity takes your kindergarteners on a journey of exploration into beginning, middle, and end sounds. Students practice their recognition of letter sounds by constructing four-letter words. As they develop their understanding, students will build bridges not only in the game, but also toward stronger spelling skills.
Sneaky E Story Sneaky E is sure a prankster! Help your child learn the rules of short and long vowels (and about how to be a good friend) in this interactive story.
Positional Words Match Where in the world do these bears belong? Help your kindergartener practice positional words in this interactive game. Place the bears in, by, under, or on boxes to help your child get used to using prepositions, which is just a fancy word for position words like below, beneath, or beside. This game also works on high frequency words for kindergarteners, and reading and writing in general.

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