STEP 8: Silent Final e Word Cards
$3.95 – $18.95
by Preschool University
Five sets, each with 10-21 words.
These specially designed silent final e word cards help show how the silent final e makes the vowel say its long sound or name. They are an excellent introduction to silent final e for your child.
Before starting with this series of cards, it’s best if your child has mastered the following word reading cards and their corresponding skill levels; STEP 2: 3-letter phonetic word cards and STEP 3: 4-Letter Phonetic Word Cards with Consonant Blends.
Instructions for using these Silent Final e Word Cards:
Tell your child something like, “I’m going to teach you a special spelling rule that will help you with your reading. I am going to show you how silent final e (or magic silent e) works. Some words have an e at the end that is silent, but the e has a special job. It jumps over the letter (consonant) before it and make the vowel say its name say its name.” If your child does not know the names of the vowels, then it is necessary to play some memory games with your child so that she knows the names of the vowels. Another way would be to practice the short and long sounds for each of the vowels.
Careful attention has been paid to ensure that only words that are strictly phonetic are used with these sets. It’s important to keep the learning experience short and fun so that your child is happily interested and engaged. Going through one set once a day should be the right starting pace for using these reading cards. Enjoy and Happy Learning!