We have been learning about the long vowel magic e spelling these past several weeks. (Think about words like bake, file, note, date, etc.) Students have engaged in many, many different activities to help them solidify this phonics rule.
Each student was given a magical wand with a special e attached. They loved using this fun tool! We read each word with the short vowel sound and then added the magic e to make the long vowel sound.
We played a game on the Smart Board where students read the words and sorted them according to short a and long a sounds.
Students dug for bones in our sensory table. Long vowel words were typed onto these bones in such a small font size that students used magnifying glasses to help them read the words! They then recorded what they read.
Picture/word puzzles were another exciting activity.
I also pulled out our Pocket Chart and had students sort words by either long vowel sounds or short vowel sounds.
Students used the Seesaw app to read and sort long vowel words into word families.
Watch how this activity works!
Students played OSMO words using a special word list created to only have long vowel magic e words. Watch how fun this is!
With hands-on activities that are high interest, students can’t help but have fun while learning!