Long Vowels with Silent ?E?
About the Long Vowels with Silent ?E? Lesson
This lesson is designed to help 1st grade students learn and master long vowel sounds in cVcE words. While this lesson is designed for younger students it can be used to instruct an English language learner or a struggling older student.
• Proficiency and mastery of long vowel sounds in cVcE words.
• Read proficiently cVcE words (i.e.; cane, pine, etc.).
• Spell proficiently cVcE words (i.e.; cane, pine, etc.).
• Identify long vowel sounds in cVcE words (i.e.; cane, pine, etc.).
(1) Write the letters; A, E, I, O and U on the board. Ask the students to tell you the name of each letter and tell you the sound. Have the students tell you why these letters are special ( look for the students to say that there vowels and why there vowels)
(2) Remind the students that these letters are vowels and that they are special and quiet when they are alone. Explain to the students that all of the other letters in the alphabet are consonants and are loud, mean and bossy to the vowels.
(3) Let the students know that vowels are special because the have two sounds a big loud sound that they use when they are next to another vowel friend in a word and a small sound that they use when they are all alone in a word.
(4) Write the words ?brain? and ?cat? on the board to demonstrate concept in step 3. Erase words when demonstration is complete.
(5) Write the words ?like,? ?cane,? ?note? and ?cute? on the board.