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Silent e words, sometimes called magic e words, can throw new readers for a loop. They’ve finally got the hang of CVC words (such as hat) and CCVC words (such as trip), and then we expect them to change up the vowel sounds.
How can we help our young readers make sense of magic e words – and have fun at the same time?
We like to begin with Fold and Read cards. Your child reads the short vowel word and then folds in the e. The e is”magic” – it changes the sound of the first vowel into its long sound.
Free Fold and Read Cards
Our next activity is our Four in a Row reading games. Just grab Do-a-Dot markers (or round counters to cover the words). Take turns reading a word and dotting it. Try to be the first to get four in a row.
Even after you have a winner, go ahead and take turns reading and dotting the remaining words.
Free Four in a Row Games
We also play our Follow the Path games. Like the Four in a Row games, these are no prep! Just print and play. Take turns reading the words as you roll the die to move along the path.
Free Follow the Path Games
Finally, I check my son’s understanding with our worksheet packs. He does a few from each pack, depending on his ability and interest.
Free Magic e Worksheets
We hope you and your readers enjoy these free resources for teaching magic e words!
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