Long vowels: adding e

Phonemes, Graphemes, Phonemic Awareness, Early Reading, Letters and Sounds, Phonics games, Handwriting Practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade



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Adding 'e' can turn a short vowel into a long vowel. The sound of u in cub is a short vowel sound. The sound of u_e in cube is a long vowel sound.

Download our Long vowels: adding e activity below.

Write out these words, add 'e', and see how the pronunciation and meaning changes. Draw a curved line to show the two letters making the long vowel sound. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

Common Core alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.


Long vowels adding e

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