Has your child mastered CVC words? Then, it’s time to introduce CVCe words! Children need a lot of support to master identifying and writing CVCe words. These Google Slides and Seesaw activities are ways for your child to practice building long u CVCe words and believe me, new writers need A LOT of practice with writing words! Long ‘u” CVCe Words Google Slides are an exciting way to practice building these words in an interactive format!
Your child will love using the mouse to move consonants and vowels into the right spots within words. Your child will not only be practicing building words, but he/she will also be strengthening identifying letter sounds, fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
Silent e is known by many different names but they all teach the same rule, an e on the end of a cvc word changes the word so that the vowel becomes a long vowel.
Long vowels say their name.
Here are some of the words educators use to help teach CVCe words:
- silent e
- magic e
- mommy e (She tells the short vowels to “Stand up and say your name!”
- long vowels
- short vowels
Your learner will just need to click on a slide and manipulate letters to build long u CVCe words. Each slide has a picture and letters. The letters are even color coordinated so that your child knows consonants are blue and vowels are red!
You can guide your child with reminders like, “Remember you are looking for a vowel now, and vowels are red.” That small cue can help with the challenging activity of building words independently.
Why does my student need to know how to build CVCe words?
Writing cements reading.
What does that mean? If a child can write a word, he/she should be able to read that word. As educators, we encourage students to stretch out and write all the sounds they hear within a word. This is called phonetic writing. The writing done is not always completely accurate. Children aren’t penalized for incorrect letters as long as the letters “make sense”.
Typically, a student will write the short vowel sound they hear although a long vowel sound is heard because a new writer wouldn’t know that in order to change cut to cute he/she need to use a cvce pattern. When you add a magic e to a CVC word, it becomes a long vowel word. You can see why that would be confusing to young learners.
So, we need to give students a lot of silent e word practice! These slides are a perfect magic e activity!
How do I use Long U CVCe Words Google Slides?
Once you are in the document, you must Make a Copy.
To Make a Copy, click on file, scroll down and click on Make a Copy.
I like to rename my files so that all of my files don’t start with “copy of”.
Once you are in the slides, click on a slide.
Have your child click and drag the letters into the correct spot to create the long u words pictured. (There is also an answer key slide just in case you aren’t sure what the word is!) You may want to print the slides so that your child now has long U CVCe worksheets which he/she can actually use to write the words independently!
How else can I help my learner with Long CVCe words?
Magic e words can be tricky and require a lot of practice. Here are just a few more suggestions:
- Use magnetic letters to build words.
- Create CVC word cards. Have a magic e card to add to the cvc word.
- Give your child a small group of letters and have him/her create new words using magic e.
- Create a group of CVCe word families.
- Give your child pictures of words. Have him/her sort the words long u, short u.
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