Open, Closed, and Silent e Syllable Centers, Sorts and Word Building Activity

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1st - 3rd
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  1. Do your students need practice identifying and using the six syllable types? Are you looking to expand and enhance your word study activities? This bundle include activities that go in depth with each syllable type. In addition, there are activities to practice all six syllable types. Whether yo
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Young readers encounter words with open, closed and silent e syllables on a regular basis. It is important that students have an understanding of how these syllables work in order to continue to grow as a reader and writer. If you are looking for an engaging way for your primary students to practice these skills, then these centers are the perfect addition to your classroom.

The activities in this set give students an opportunity to practice open, closed and magic e syllable types and improve their phonics skills. They are perfect for phonics centers or small group review.

These centers are very versatile. Directions are included for literacy centers, small group work, and whole class activities.

What's included?

*Center 1: 30 syllables to sort by type (open, closed, or silent e)

*Center 2: 24 words with a silent e second syllable - Students are to sort these words by whether the first syllable is open or closed.

*Center 3: 24 open, closed, and silent e syllables that can be combined to form 12 two-syllable words

*A print-friendly version of all three centers

*Directions, Recording Sheets, Answer Keys, and Cover Sheets are included for all three activities.

*Suggested uses (includes ideas for individuals, small groups, and whole class)

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Latest Update: July, 2021

*All centers were redesigned.

*Print-friendly versions are now included.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Decode multisyllable words.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.


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