Letter E word wheel

Demonstrate to your child how adding the letter E to the end of a word can create a completely new word.

You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen or pencil
  • Paper clip or brass fastener


30 minutes

Learning Stages

Make a silent e word wheel by cutting out two circles: one with a 5 inch diameter and one with a 7 inch diameter.

Write the following words radiating from the center to the edge of the 5 inch circle: tub, rob, man, plan, pin, cap, hop, can, bit, not, cut.

Then, write a single e about a 1/2 inch away from edge of the 7 inch circle.

Place the 5 inch circle centered and on top of the 7 inch circle and fasten them together through the center with a paper clip or other fastener.

As you turn the outer circle, align the silent e with each of the words you’ve printed on the smaller circle and have your child read the new words.

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