Ready to teach long vowels? Download this free magic e worksheet pdf!
If you have been teaching phonics long enough that your child is ready to learn long vowels, you are doing a great job! Once your child knows the alphabet sounds, knows how to blend letters to form words, and is comfortable reading words with short sounds, you are ready to teach the long vowel sounds.
One of the ways a vowel becomes long is by adding an e to the end of a word. When you add a “magic e” the vowel turns from short to long, but the e itself stays silent. Some examples of this are cap + e = cape and kit + e = kite.
After you have introduced this concept to your child, you will need some magic e activities to help your child memorize this rule. You can use this magic e worksheet as one of your activities.
This worksheet would work great for kindergarten, 1rst, or 2nd grade. It really depends on your child. Children definitely vary in the age that they are ready for reading instruction. (I have more to say about that in an upcoming post!)
You can download the free printable magic e worksheet by clicking here.