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Silent -e-

This resource group teaches students that a silent "e" at the end of a word changes a short vowel sound into a long vowel sound.

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Silhouette: Silent -e-

In this clip, Hector and Lisa brainstorm one syllable, short vowel words, and then add a silent e to the end. The silent e transforms the meaning of the word, and the short vowel sound into a long vowel sound. For example, "not" becomes "note," and "cap" becomes "cape."

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Prankster Cam: Silent -e-

Manny meditates upon the ability of the silent e to change the meaning of a word, and to transform a short vowel sound into a long vowel sound.

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Music Video: Silent -e-

This song is all about what adding a silent e to the end of a word can accomplish.

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Music Man: Silent -e-

The Music Man sings a song using words, such as "plane," with the silent "e" at the end.

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Jack Bowser: Cake

In this clip, special agent Jack Bowser escapes by reading a sentence filled with silent "e" words.

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Sound Out: Board Game

In this clip, the mouth decodes the words "board game."

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Sound Out: Flute

In this clip, the mouth decodes the word "flute," emphasizing that the silent "e" turns the short vowel sound into a long vowel sound.

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Sound Out: Stove

In this clip, the mouth decodes the word "stove," emphasizing that the "silent 'e' makes the 'o' say its name."

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Sound Out: Sunshine

In this clip, the mouth decodes the word "sunshine," emphasizing that the "silent 'e' makes the 'i' say its name."

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Sound Out: Tight Game

In this clip, the mouth decodes the phrase "tight game," emphasizing that the silent "e" at the end of "game" makes the "'a' say its name."

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Word Transformer: Prime Time Change

In this round of Word Transformer, players must add the silent "e" to the end of a word to create the word spoken by the Music Man.

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Shock & Friend: Silent -e-

In this clip, Shock and his friend sing "Silent E is a Ninja," about the word changing powers of the silent "e."

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