Decode final e words with the long o vowel sound using this set of 20 bingo game boards.
“Why is there an e at the end of the word when we don’t even say it?”
🤔You’ll undoubtedly get this question from your students as they learn how to identify when words have a long vowel sound, and whether it’s a short vowel.
Now, you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to show budding readers common words with long o silent e sounds using an engaging class favorite—BINGO!
Practice Decoding Long o Silent e Words
Use this phonological awareness resource in your reading center, guided reading group, or a whole class exercise (see below) to practice decoding final e conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
The students will listen to the calling card and cover the correct final e word if it appears on their BINGO board.
14 long o silent e words appear in this game of BINGO:
Scaffolding and Extension Tips + More Ways to Practice Long o Silent e Words
Challenge students who already understand the concept to produce rhyming words for each word on their game boards.
Support students who need help understanding the concepts by using visual reminders of final e conventions such as a classroom poster or anchor chart.
Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers, and full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.
❌ Alternate Forms of BINGO
In addition to 3-in-a-row, opt to play by covering the game boards in the following patterns:
- 4 Corners
- Plus sign
- X out
🔔 Bell Ringer Activity
Project a bingo for your students to see as soon as they enter the classroom. On a piece of paper, have students identify 3 long o silent e words in the pictures and write them on the paper. This activity will allow you to see who needs more time to practice this skill.
✏️ Scoot Activity
For this game, you will need to print an extra bingo card. Cut out all the images on the card and number them to match the students’ answer sheets with the cards. Place the cards around the room in numerical order and instruct students to number a sheet of paper 1-12. Assign each student a number to start. Give students an appropriate amount of time to identify the word on their card, write it on their sheet, and then say, “SCOOT.” At this time, the students will rotate to the next card. Continue in this manner until students have made it through all of the cards. List words on the board if students need a reference.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
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