The Silent E Bundle is made up of two Silent E discovery activities. Both Silent E activities clearly demonstrate the power of Silent E to change the preceding vowel into a long-vowel sound. Both Silent E activities are fun-filled and hands-on.
Phonics Advantage and TpT Seller Lavinia Pop have combined their creative talents to bring you Silent Magic – a Silent E sound game.
Silent Magic is designed to reinforce the Silent E rule. In a fun, hands-on activity, students experience both orally and visually the “power” of the Silent E to change a short-vowel sound into a long-vowel sound. It can be used at centers for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades; ESL classes; and for tutoring students of all ages.
Silent Magic contains 7 sets of cards. Each set comes with a recording sheet. Every set contains 12 cards that will form six matches. Matches are formed by pairing a short-vowel word to a long-vowel word that has the same beginning letters with a Silent E on the end (such as cap/cape, kit/kite, mad/made, cut/cute).
The playing cards can be printed and laminated, or printed on light-weight card stock. Each of the seven sets of cards has a different border. The header of each recording sheet is color coordinated with the border so that you can easily identify the correct recording sheet.
Silent Magic is a zip file that contains larger cards for younger students, and smaller cards for tutoring older students.
Suggested uses for Silent Magic:
Silent Magic can be played as a simple matching game at Language Centers. Recording sheets help to reinforce the hands-on Silent E activity.
Lay out the 12 cards upside down in rows and have students take turns turning over two cards at a time trying to find a match. Have students read the words as they turn over the cards to reinforce the short and long-vowel sounds.
Silent Magic makes a great “fun break” during tutoring sessions. The game makes tutoring sessions a positive experience for students while still focusing on the phonics concepts of short-vowel sounds, long-vowel sounds and the Silent E rule.
Use cards from one set, or pull cards from different sets to create a center for your spelling unit.
MAGIC HAND - A SILENT E DISCOVERY ACTIVITY
Magic Hand contains 9 sheets of Silent E discovery pages. Students cover the Silent E with the magic hand and read the word with the short-vowel sound. They then move the magic hand to reveal the Silent E and pronounce the word with the long-vowel sound. The Silent E's are printed in dark gray to visually reinforce that they are not pronounced, yet show that their presence has the power to change the preceding vowel.
This is an excellent Silent E activity for centers and tutoring.