This product contains two versions of a long vowel (silent e) and short vowel picture sorting game. One version focuses on Lively Letter's King Ed character. If you school does not use lively letters, this download also includes all pages without the King Ed character element to just focus on long and short vowels.
There are 40 picture cards included in this packet with long vowel (silent e) and short vowel sounds.
King Ed: The lively letters program explains CVCe words by saying that the silent e is King Ed. King Ed does not like vowels to come before him, so when he sees a vowel in front of him, he points to them and says “Tell me your name!” The vowel in front is frightened and yells its name. King Ed is satisfied and does not make any sound.
How to Play: All of the picture cards are spread out face down in the center of the table. (There are two different sets of picture cards. The blue set has easier words and the pink set has more challenging words with blends and consonant digraphs.) Each child has their own castle page in front of them. When it is their turn, the child picks up a card and says the name of the picture. The child decides if it has a long vowel or a short vowel. If it has a long vowel, then the word is allowed in King Ed’s castle and the student collects it on top of their castle picture. If the word has a short vowel sound, the child leaves it face up on the table. The game ends when all of the cards have been picked. Whoever has the most words with long vowels in their castle wins! If you do not want to introduce King Ed in your classroom you can use the picture mat that simply says “long vowel castle” and tell students that only words with long vowels are allowed in.
There are also several options for recording sheets included in which students draw pictures of their long vowel words, write the words, or write sentences using the words.