cvc plus silent 'e'
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.
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'.
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