Practice decoding words with long "a" vowel sounds and final "e" conventions with this 15-piece picture puzzle.
Each of those words has a long “a” vowel sound… but you don’t hear the “e.”
Frustrating for early readers, right?!
That’s precisely why we created this a_e picture puzzle—to help students feel confident reading while they decode those pesky silent “e” words!
Decoding Long “a” Silent “e” Words For Reading Success
To play, students will read the word card and cover the matching picture to complete the puzzle.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
Support students who need help understanding the concepts by using a visual reminder of letter sounds such as an alphabet chart or desk plate.
Challenge students who already understand the concept to produce additional words for each vowel sound.
One Game = Many Silent e Word Activities
Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers and full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.
🔎 Scavenger Hunt
Hide the word pieces around the room when your students are not around and put the picture card in the center of the room. Then set your students loose! As soon as they find a piece they bring it up to the picture card, say the word on the card, and put it on the matching picture.
NOTE: You may want to make a rule of only 1 student at a card at one time. If not, things could get a little crazy! 🤪
✏️ Write It Out
This activity can also be used as a formative assessment. Project the picture board and have each student pick 3 words. Students will write the words on a separate sheet of paper.
👯 Match Me If You Can
In your guided reading group, shuffle and divide the cards evenly among students. Then, point to a picture on the board and have them say the word as a group. The student who has the matching word card lays it down face up. The first person to have all their cards face up wins.
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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Distinguish between long and short vowel sounds with this set of 28 dominoes. Decode final e words with the long a vowel sound using this set of 20 bingo game boards. Practice decoding long 'a' silent final ‘e’ words with this set of 18 word cards and picture game board.
Distinguish between long and short vowel sounds with this set of 28 dominoes.
Decode final e words with the long a vowel sound using this set of 20 bingo game boards.
Practice decoding long 'a' silent final ‘e’ words with this set of 18 word cards and picture game board.