Lesson Plan

Word Study: Silent E is a Ninja

Are you ready to teach your kindergarteners about the super sneaky silent E? Use an engaging picture sort and catchy song to teach your students how to recognize and read words that contain silent E.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize and read words that follow the consonant-vowel-consonant-silent E pattern.


(10 minutes)
  • Gather students together for the start of lesson.
  • Show the class the five vowels written on the board, ask them what each short vowel sounds like. Say the short vowel sounds aloud together.
  • Ask the students if they remember the second sound each vowel makes, the long vowel sound. Say these sounds aloud together.
  • Say, “Today we are going to learn about a special way we know when to use the long vowel sounds in a word, when there is a super sneaky silent E at the end. The silent E at the end is like a magic letter. it changes the vowel sound from short to long.
  • Say, “Let’s watch this short movie to learn more about the silent E.”
  • Play “Silent E is a Ninja” from The Electric Company using your classroom projector.