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Magic ‘e’ or Silent ‘e’ Worksheet


Magic ‘e’ or Silent ‘e’ Worksheet

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Magic ‘e’ or Silent ‘e’ Worksheet

This Magic ‘e’  worksheet is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children to guide them about silent ‘e’ and how it changes the pronunciation of vowels.

When the children are firm with the lessons on vowels, consonants, blends, CVC words, and basic phonemes then they are introduced to the Magic ‘e’ concept. This worksheet helps a child to understand and practice different words.

Magic ‘e’ or Silent ‘e’

The Rule: The rule states that when letter e comes at the end of the word, it becomes silent. It takes the magic to the preceding short vowel and turns the short sound of the vowel to the long sound.

Note that the short vowel should immediately be succeeded by a consonant or a blend. The letter e should immediately follow that consonant or blend.

For example:

  • Kit + e = kite
  • Not + e = note
  • Cub + e = cube
  • Pan + e = pane

In the above words, the root word is pronounced with a short vowel. After adding e the vowel is pronounced with its original English sound or long sound. The sound of the letter ‘e’ is not produced, hence it becomes silent ‘e’.

How to Practice the Magic ‘e’ Worksheet?

The letter ‘e’ at the end of the word plays an important role, as it can change the pronunciation of the vowel that precedes the letter ‘e’.

In Part 1 of the worksheet, a child needs to read the words mentioned in each row. After reading, the child will mark the words that follow the Magic ‘e’ concept. At the end, the child will underline the words that follow the rule of Magic ‘e’.

For example,

In the 3rd row, the words mentioned are – Tune, fume, rude, cute, flute

Allow the child to read the words loudly. Then underline the words that follow the rule of Magic ‘e’.

The child would thus underline the words – tune, cute, flute

Tune, fume, rude, cute, flute

In Part 2 of the worksheet, a child must read the sentence and then the words given below each sentence. Allow the child to choose the word that fits the best in the blank of the sentence given.

For example,

I saw Martha leaving the house on her ____.

This is sentence 1 written in the worksheet.

The words mentioned below are – a. bike b. spike c. hike d. hike.

Let the child read all four words and choose the best fit for the blank. Bike is the best match here. So the child would fill the word in the blank.

I saw Martha leaving the house on her bike.

After completing each sentence, encourage the child to read it loudly. Forming the new words with Magic ‘e’  would help them enhance their vocabulary and improve their reading habit. Filling the blanks with the correct word will also let them comprehend the words better.

Download the worksheet and start practicing words with Magic ‘e’ or silent ‘e’ and their usage.

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