VCe rule accuracy, â€œWhisperingâ€ Silent E
|Activity Type: Build Accuracy|
|Activity Form: Game|
|Grade: 1, 2|
|Group Size: Small Group|
|Length: 10 minutes|
|Materials: Letter cards|
|Goal: Given a printed word ending vowel-consonant-e, say the word ( VCe-word -> "VCe-word").|
|Items: All long vowel sounds learned so far.|
 What to do
- Before beginning the game, print Letter cards and review the silent e rule with students.
- Today we are going to blend some words. I am going to call on some volunteers and ask them to hold letters in the front of the room. The rest of us will blend their sounds.
- Okay, here is my first letter. Hold up the “c” card. What letter is this? Good, this is the letter “c”. What sound does it make? Good, it makes the sound /k/. Choose one volunteer to go hold the “c” card at the front of the room.
- Here is my next letter. Hold up the “a” card. What letter is this? Good, this is the letter “a”. What sound does it make? Good, it makes the sound /a/. Choose one volunteer to go hold the “a” card.
- Here is my next letter. Hold up the “k” card. What letter is this? Good, this is the letter “k”. What sound does it make? Good, it makes the sound /k/. Choose one volunteer to go hold the “k” card.
- Now I need one person to be my silent e. Choose a volunteer to hold the “e” card. I don’t want you to join the others yet. Please wait over by the door with your card. Good.
- Now let’s together all blend the word we see up front. Here we go. /k/ /a/ /k/. What’s the word? /kak/.
- Okay, silent e, now we need you. Silent e is going to join the word. Silent e, please go up to the vowel and whisper to it, “Change your sound.” Good. Now take your place at the end of the word.
- A, what is your new sound? Allow the student holding the a card to answer. Make sure the student says the long a sound.
- All together, let’s blend the new word with silent e at the end. /k/ /ā/ /k/. What’s the word? “Cake.”
- Repeat the activity with different words, and allow students to take turns holding the different cards.
- Observe students. For students who struggle, give them help and make a note in an Activity Log.