Practice decoding long ‘a’ silent final ‘e’ words with this set of 18 word cards and picture game board.
Do your students look at you with confusion when you tell them they don’t have to pronounce the letter ‘e’ at the end of the word?
If so, our Four in a Row game will give them a chance to practice listening for long /a/ sounds followed by that trickster…
Playing with Long a Silent e Words
To play, students will read the word card and cover the matching object on their game board with a manipulative, attempting to cover four in a row.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
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 an anchor chart or other visual reference to guide them.
More Ways to Practice Long a Silent e Words
Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers, and for full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.
🔤 Alphabetical Ordering
After students finish the game, challenge them to put the word cards in alphabetical order.
🪞 Match Me If You Can
In your guided reading group, give each student 3 cards that only they can see. Using the game board, go through each word one at a time, saying the word as a group. The student who has the word card lays it down face up. The first person to have all their cards face up wins.
🃏 Upcycle into Playing Cards
Print off 2 sets of word cards! Students can play card games like Match It, Go Fish, or Snap to get even more practice reading a_e words.
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 Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
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