Silent ‘e’ Words: Phonics Lesson

English spelling and pronunciation can be difficult to master, but we can help! Sprout English has four lessons on words ending in the unpronounced final ‘e,’ a little letter that greatly affects the pronunciation of the main vowel of a word. This week’s Spotlight lesson is Silent ‘e’ Words 1.

This 11-page phonics lesson starts off with a comparison of three-letter words and their four-letter counterparts with the final ‘e’ added (e.g., cap + e = cape). This exercise teaches students how the silent ‘e’ affects the main vowel’s sound and length. The lesson continues with engaging activities such as matching exercises, word puzzles, and printing tasks. The variety of activities and colorful illustrations ensure that young learners stay interested throughout the lesson!

Stay tuned to our blog this week for related audio and activities. For further practice with silent ‘e’ words, try Silent ‘e’ Words 2–4.

Find this lesson in the Phonics Cafe – Book 3.

Sprout’s Phonics Cafe section offers 50+ lessons to help improve low-level English learners’ printing, writing, spelling, and pronunciation. This section starts with the alphabet and works up to letter combinations and words that are difficult to pronounce and spell. Flashcards and student certificates are also included in this section.

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