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Silent e

Silent e

Author: Amanda Haddad

Learn about Silent e, its effect on words, and how to code and read words with Silent e.

You will work in a group of 5, sharing an iPad to view the 3 videos on the screen below.

Then it will be center time. One center will have 5 iPads, 1 for each person.

Click on the blue link, write the words one at a time on your white board and follow the steps you saw in the video to decode the silent e words. Do this, one at a time, with as many of the words as you can.

When finished, practice reading the words with a partner, or group of 3.

Answer the quiz questions and complete the WSQ, with my guidance at my checkpoint.


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Common Core Standards

RF Reading Standards for Foundational Skills K

3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words both in isolation and in text. CA

a. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sounds or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

b. Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels. (Identify which letters represent the five major vowels [Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo, and Uu] and know the long and short sound of each vowel.

Silent e

Fun Video. Anticipatory set to Silent e lesson.
Watch and enjoy.

Source: YouTube

Silent e Lesson

Video to explain, demonstrate, and teach the Silent e effect on and reading of a word.
Pay close attention!

Electric Company

Fun video to reinforce what was learned.
Now see if you notice what's happening with Silent e!

Source: YouTube

Silent e Words

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Show me what you learned:

a. Cross out Silent e

b. Draw arrow from Silent e over to the other vowel

c. Say Boo! The vowel gets scared, gets a macron, and says its own name

d. Blend and read the word

Source: Google Docs