Learning vowels can be very challenging for our young readers and writers because they make different sounds in different words. When reading, children need to decide whether the vowel in the word makes its short or long sound. The Magic e rule is one of the first phonics rules taught. The e at the end of a short word usually changes the short vowel sound into a long vowel sound. Teaching children this rule helps them to determine which sound the vowel will make.
Playing games such as 4-In-A-Row with words containing the Magic e rule helps your students learn and practice this phonics skill.
Come on over to the Make, Take and Teach Magic e blog post and pick up your fun Magic e freebie!