There are five vowels in the English language but they represent a variety of sounds. Vowel ‘o’ make the short sound in ‘not’ but the long sound in ‘note.’ When combined with a(oa) and w(ow), o makes the long vowel sound as in boat, bow, coal, snow, etc. Understanding vowel sounds can be quite challenging for our little ones because of this reason. In this post, we will be discussing how to make the long o sound with the help of Bossy E. When e comes at the end of a word, it remains silent but it changes the short vowel sound in the word into a long vowel sound. Teaching this rule is extremely important since there are a ton of words with Bossy e. Understanding this rule will help kids read the Bossy e words with ease. I will be sharing 7-word list for Bossy e words.
‘Bossy E’ is also called ‘Magic e’ or ‘Silent e.’
There are 7-word lists for -ope words, -one words, -ore words, -ode words, -ole words, -ose words and -ote words.
The first-word list is for -ore words. Ore, bore, core, sore, more, tore, more, snore, swore, chore shore, etc. are long vowel o words with magic e.
Teaching the concept of Bossy e can be a lot of fun. Bossy e is very bossy. It orders everyone around but itself remains silent. It jumps over the consonant in front of it, taps the vowel, and orders it to say its name.
Let’s take an example.
Rob had the short o sound. When we add bossy e to it, it becomes robe. Bossy ‘e’ jumps over the consonant ‘b’ and taps ‘o’ ordering it to say its name. Bossy e remains silent.
The second magic e word list is for -ope words. Cope, dope, hope, mope, nope, pope, rope, tope, slope, scope, etc. are long vowel o words with magic e.
The third list is for -one words. Bone, cone, phone, lone, tone, gone, hone, clone, drone, scone, etc. are long vowel o words with magic e.
The fourth-word list for bossy E is for -ole words. cole, dole, hole, mole, pole, role, sole, whole, vole, etc. are long vowel o words with magic e.
The fifth-word list for bossy e is for -ode words. Bode, code, mode, rode, anode, spode, erode, trode etc. are long vowel o words with magic e.
The sixth silent e word list is for -ote words. Dote, note, rote, tote, vote, quote, smote, write, shote, etc. are long vowel o words with magic e.
The last silent e word list is for -ose words. Dose, hose, pose, rose, prose, close, those, chose expose, etc. are long vowel o words with magic e.
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