This Power Point presentation includes more than 40 words, illustrating the change from a short vowel sound to a long one when silent e is added.
As each slide comes up, a short vowel word will appear. Students respond by chorally reading the word. A few seconds later, the e appears, and they chorally read the new word.
A click of the mouse will advance the slide show to the next word.
Need to rearrange the words to suit your curriculum or student needs? Go to VIEW and use the slide sorter to place them in any order you desire.
I generally introduce this activity whole group, but it could easily be used in a small group, or even one-on-one.
How My Class “Plays”
As we practice and review, my kids love to make it competitive. We divide into two teams, with each taking turns decoding the short and long versions of a word. (If you’ve already played as part of a lesson, few kids should have trouble reading them.) I see 100% engagement—everyone wants to read the word their team, and makes sure the other team is reading accurately as well.