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VCe rule accuracy

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: K, 1, 2
Group Size: Small Group, Whole Class
Length: 6 minutes
Materials: Optional: CVC/CVCe index cards (print them here)
Goal: Given a printed word ending vowel-consonant-e, say the word ( VCe-word -> "VCe-word" )
Items: Any CVC or CVCe (or CCVCe word) learned so far

What to do

  1. Write 12 words on the board, arranged randomly, including a mix of CVC and CVCe words learned so far (or use these index cards).
  2. When I point a word, sound it out and then say it. Be careful because some of these words end in a silent e, so you need to remember the magic rule: the e stays silent but it makes the vowel say its name. My turn first. Point to a CVC word, sound it out and say it. Then do the same with a CVCe word.
  3. Your turn. Ready? Point to words randomly, holding on each one while students sound it out and then say it. Initially, you may need to sound out with them.
  4. If a student sounds out a CVCe word as if it is a CVC word, say, Remember the rule: the e stays silent but it makes the vowel say its name. Cover up the e. Which letter here is the vowel? Right, the i (or whichever letter). Uncover the e. So instead of /i/, the i says its name: /ī/. So what's the word? Keep going until everyone has it.
  5. You can also do this activity by appointing a student to be today's "Word Leader": (Student name) is our Word Leader for today. When she points to a word, everyone has to sound out and then say that word. Ready?

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