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Meet Magic E - Poster

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

Display this educational poster in your classroom to remind your students how words can be transformed by the magic e!

The Amazing Magic E Can Transform Short Vowels Into Long Vowels!

Use this educational poster during your phonics lessons to introduce the ‘magic e’ – also referred to as a split long vowel digraph – to your students. 

The students will learn that when the magic e appears at the end of the word, it is silent. It uses its magic to change the short vowel sound in the middle of the word to a long vowel sound. Then it makes a new word!

The example words used on the poster are:

  • kit – kite
  • can – cane
  • pet – Pete
  • glob – globe
  • cub – cube

Once you have reviewed the content of the poster, why not challenge your students to brainstorm other words that follow the magic e rule? 

You could also challenge students to write sentences including at least one of the magic e words displayed on the poster. 

How to Make the Most of Your Magic E Poster

In addition to the full-colour poster version of this resource, a black and white worksheet version of this resource has also been provided.

This allows students to consolidate what they have learned about the magic e by filling in the blank spaces at the end of each word. There’s also a great opportunity to practise their fine motor skills by colouring in the pictures!

Before You Download

This resource prints as a full-colour or black and white PDF. Please use the dropdown menu to choose between these versions. An editable Google Slides file is also available from the dropdown menu.


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

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