Independent Phonics learning center as part of a balanced literacy approach. Students visually discriminate between words with a silent "ninja" e and words without.
I've found that students quickly learn long and short vowels when they are near each other in a word but the silent e takes a lot longer to learn. This game helps students look at the whole word before they read it. I found that my students both loved playing the game and that silent "ninja" e words were suddenly much easier for them to read in books.
color coded sets to help you differentiate the playing experience
♦ CVC words vs. Ninja E words
♦ CCVC words vs. Ninja E words
♦ Long vowel team words vs. Ninja E words
♦ 4 Ninja E slappers (so students don't use their own hands)
♦ Ninja E tokens (to determine the winner)
♦ Ninja E mat (to help students know where to place cards)
To see more of how this is used in the classroom, as well as, other teaching ideas visit EAL at Home and School
Note: the product is made on A4 sized paper. If you are printing in a standard US size, choose "shrink to fit" in your printing options. (A4 is very close to letter but the very bottom bit will not print if you don't choose "shrink to fit")
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