When introducing silent e rule (as I call it), I told students that silent e had to remain quiet. He gets mad that he can’t talk, so he pinches the vowel and makes it say its name. I loved using BrainPop Jr. to introduce lessons and was happy to see they had one for teaching silent e.I wanted students to not only work on reading silent e words, but work on changing CVC words into silent e words. These silent e rule Flip Strips do just that! Students read the CVC words then flip over the paper to show the e, then read the new word.
During centers, students can record their answers of how they changed CVC words into CVCe words.
Get your kiddos up and moving with this Silent e Fluency & Fitness game. Students can work on turning CVC words into CVCe words and then every so often, they’ll do some exercises. These are a student favorite!
I also made a Silent e rule Bundle, which has a handful of activities so students could get a lot of practice with this new skill. For the game below, students have to read the word before they can roll the dice and move around the game board.
We used these cards in our pocket chart as a whole group to work on matching up CVCe words and pictures. Then students could play it as a memory or matching game in centers.
My students had a lot of fun using these pointers to turn CVC words into CVCe words.
To get some more practice with Silent e and Bossy R, I used Starfall’s “Learn to Read” page. Students were able to practice these games on the computer during centers. Students had to fill in the missing sounds to spell the word that matches the picture shown.
Finally one of my favorite activities to do for reviewing silent e is Fluency & Fitness. Students can get the wiggles out in between practicing silent e words. This activity below lets kids turn a CVC word into CVCe.