Here’s yet another phonics activity for silent e words!
My Five has been coming home from morning kindergarten to do some reading games with me. We’ve already shared fold and read cards for a-e words and i-e words. Time for o-e!
At almost nine months pregnant, super simple is what I need. And these fit the bill.
Just print the strips front to back on regular paper. Have your child read the short o word first. (My son said “smoke” initially, so I had him slow down and tell me the sound of the o.)
Then have your child fold in the strip so that the letters on the back help to form a new word.
I was surprised that my Five made a fair number of mistakes on the short vowel side. It just goes to show that even though a child can be a fluent reader (he is), it may be necessary to stop and review those phonics skills. While my Five does an excellent job of reading stories and other words in context, he needs to be able to read words in isolation too.
We made it through the whole stack in just a few minutes! What a quick, fun learning activity!