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Bossy E Worksheets

Is your child working on distinguishing between short vowel and long vowel words? The skills or deciphering long and short vowels is an important phonics skill that will help your kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade student learn to read. Download the pdf file with these super cute, free printable bossy e worksheets to help students practice identifying silent e and magic e in words (long vowels ).

Is your child working on distinguishing between short vowel and long vowel words? The skills or deciphering long and short vowels is an important phonics skill that will help your kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade student learn to read. Download the pdf file with these super cute, free printable bossy e worksheets to help students practice identifying silent e and magic e in words (long vowels ).

Bossy E Worksheets

Are you ready to dive into learning long vowels. A great way to start is to see how they are different from short vowels and make sure your grade 1, grade 2, and kindergarteners can distinguish between short vowel and long vowel words.  These free printable do a dot printables are a fun way for students to learn about the magic e with simple, no-prep phonics activity. Just print your bossy e worksheets and grab a dauber marker and you are ready to practice!

We have spent a year with our first graders working through CVC words and learning blends and diagraphs. Now we are shifting gears and focusing on long vowels.  This switch can be quite challenging. Our little readers are getting really good and reading those short vowels, and then we change it on them. Now they have to know that each vowel makes two sounds! And to make it even harder they have to learn when to use a short vowel versus a long vowel.

So today, I have a simple worksheet that will help them to focus on when to use a short vowel vs the long vowel.

silent e worksheets for first grade students

Magic e worksheets

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Simply print the 5 black and white phonics worksheets. The blackline save you on printer ink costs.

long vowel and short vowels do a dot printables

Silent e worksheets

There are many rules for making a vowel a long vowel, or a vowel that says its name. One of those ways to make a long vowel is to add an e to the end of a CVC word or a CCVE word. You may have heard of the Bossy E or silent e, and that is what I use to teach my kiddos about the silent e.

“Oh look, there is an e at the end of this word. What does that mean?”

“Bossy E”

Yes, and what does Bossy E say?”

“Say your name!”

The silent e at the end of the word, make the vowel say it’s name, or make the vowel a long vowel sound.

For example, let’s say I have the word rob. Because it is a CVC word the a is short. But if I were to add an “e” to the end of the word, I now have robe….as in a bath robe. The vowel now says its name, and the “e” at the end of the word is silent.

This works on so many words, and children need to learn that when an that “e” is added the vowel changes to a long vowel. And this is what this free silent e worksheets works on!

magic e printables for grade 1

Silent E

This activity requires no prep. Simply, print off the worksheets. Then provide Do-A-Dot markers (also known as bingo markers, bingo daubers, etc) or if you prefer this can be done with markers, colored pencils, or crayons.

Magic E

The directions are very simple, have your children read the words on the paper.  They then look at the pictures and decide which picture best represents the word they best read.  Finally, use dot marker tto mark the correct picture.

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Short vowel and long vowel

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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