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.
- Pen or pencil
- Paper clip or brass fastener
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.