Magic e is found at the end of a word. It remains silent but it makes the other vowel say its name. E.g. pan becomes pane. Pan has the short vowel a sound and pane has the long vowel sound. The Bossy E at the end of the word ‘pane’ has forced short a to change its sound to long a. Silent E remains silent. I will be sharing worksheets with the Magic E.
The above anchor chart can be used as a wall display. It shows how adding Magic E changes the word. Man becomes mane, mat becomes mate and tap becomes tape.
Read the words with ‘long a’ in the above Bossy E words list and highlight the a and e.
I have created a Magic E word list Pack for ‘long a words.’ You can read -ace, -ade, -age, -ake, -ale, -ame, -ane, -ape, -are, -ate and -ave words in that pack. Download it by clicking on the ate word list above. With more than 150 words in the 11 phonics word list, your child will get a good practice reading Magic e words.
The next is a cut and paste picture sort worksheet. Cut the picture tiles. Read the words and paste the pictures in the correct block.
This is another way to make your magic e lesson a lot of fun for your children. Make a star with e written on it and stick it to a fly swatter. Write short vowel words and then put the magic e wand at the end of the word thereby adding an e to the word and have the children read it. Kids in my class love reading out Magic e words whenever I try this activity.
The next worksheet is also a cut and paste worksheet. Read the CVC word and see the picture. In the next column add ‘e’ in the space provided and read the word. See how silent E has changed the word. Identify the picture that matches the word and paste it in the box.
Read the words in the word bank and write them next to the correct picture You will notice that I have used only four-letter words in my worksheets. It is an ideal pack to introduce Bossy E to your kids.
The worksheet is for long vowel and short vowel sounds. Identify the picture and circle the correct word. Only one option is correct.
Unscramble the words to form a logical sentence in the above worksheet.
This Pack is free for subscribers to download.