Grade 1 Reading Foundation - Split Digraphs
Adding an 'e' to a word can change the sound.

Grade 1 Reading Foundation - Split Digraphs

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When you write the word ‘hop’ the vowel sound is ‘o’ and is called a short sound. If you add a magic ‘e’ to that word to make it ‘hope’ the ‘o’ sound changes to ‘oo’ – the long vowel sound.

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1.
How do we show the magic e sign?
e
'e'
o_e
ee
When talking about magic e we include the _ sign to show that a letter comes between the vowel and the magic e.
2.
These girls are playing a game. What family of sounds does the magic e belong to in the word 'game'?
ee
ai
ow
ue
The magic e turns the 'a' sound into the 'ai' sound.
3.
This picture was taken on Christmas Eve. What family of sounds does the magic e belong to in the word 'eve'?
ie
or
ee
au
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas.
4.
Look at the time. What family of sounds does the magic e belong to in the word 'time'?
ie
ou
ee
ea
If there was no magic e, the word would say Tim, which is a popular name for boys.
5.
This dog has a bone. What family of sounds does the magic e belong to in the word 'bone'?
or
oa
au
ai
Bone and loan rhyme. If a word is in the same phonetic sound family then the words usually rhyme.
6.
She is playing a flute. What family of sounds does the magic e belong to in the word 'flute'?
ey
ay
oa
oo
This 'oo' sound is like 'boo' and 'too' not 'book' and 'took'.
7.
Which of these words could you add a magic e to?
bear
grass
hut
cub
If you add a magic e to cub, you change the word to 'cube' which is a 3D square shape.
8.
Which of these words could you add a magic e to?
bap
map
tap
lap
When you add a magic e to 'tap', you change the word to 'tape'.
9.
Which of these words could you add a magic e to?
pin
grin
skin
chin
The picture is of a pinecone, which grow on trees.
10.
Which of these words could you add a magic e to?
but
hit
not
put
The word 'not' turns to 'note', which could be a letter or a musical note.
Author:  Finola Waller

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