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Magic E Wand and Word Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 2

Explore the power of the magic e in CVCe words with this crafty phonics activity.

Changing Vowel Sounds With the Flick of a Wand!

How can you transform words, simply by adding the letter e? With a magic e wand, of course!

Students will love the opportunity to be crafty while also learning about long vowel sounds

To create their magic e wands, students cut out the magic e star included in the resource, then attach their star to the end of a pop stick (these will need to be sourced separately).

Students then use their magic e wands to create new words by placing their wand at the end of each word card. There are 32 word cards included in the resource.

Multiple Applications for This Magic E Resource

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your literacy program. It can be used in whole-class or small-group setting, or as an individual activity for more-capable, independent learners.

Whole-class Learning

Provide each student with a word card. Ask each student in turn to place their magic e wand on their card and read out the new CVCe word.

Small-group Learning

As an English group activity, provide students with mini-whiteboards, whiteboard markers and a selection of word cards. Have the students use their magic e wands to create new words and write them on their whiteboards. 

Individual Extension

Encourage more-confident students to write sentences using the word cards, or to write a short story using a selection of CVCe words from the resource.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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