Phonics

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Phonemes, Graphemes, Phonemic Awareness, Early Reading, Letters and Sounds, Phonics games, Handwriting Practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade

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Overview                 

Some words end with a silent 'e'. Adding a silent 'e' turns the vowel before it into a long vowel. A long vowel says its name.

Download our Adding a silent e phonics worksheet below. This phonics activity for kids introduces words ending with a silent e. 

Write out the words and add a silent
e. This will change the meaning of the word. Do you know what the words mean? Does the vowel make a short or long sound? Can you think of any other words with a silent e? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.



Common Core alignment: 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

EXAMPLE

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In the word cube, the vowel does not say its name. It makes a short u sound instead.
In the word cube, the vowel says its name because of the silent 'e'.

Activities

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Deep Dive

Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders.

To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report. This report provides an easy-to-understand overview of phonics and phonemic awareness - why they are important and how they are taught in the classroom - and explains all the relevant terminology. It's perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!


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