Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Silent E topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Silent e

Look up a simple poem or story on the Internet and print it out. You may wish to use a fairy tale, nursery rhyme, or folk song. Read the piece together and then have your child cross out every silent e. Then read the piece again. How did it change? You can repeat the activity with different pieces of writing or take a walk and challenge your child to read signs in the same way.

Tub, Cub

Write down different one-syllable words that have short vowels, such as tub, cub, rub, tap, cap, gap, kit, bit, sit, rip, shin, etc. Pronounce them together and then have your child write the words with a silent e at the end and read them aloud again. You may wish to do this activity with magnetic letters as a fun alternative. If your child is unfamiliar with the word, look it up in a dictionary together.