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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Silent E, and supports the standard of knowing final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Write these words on the board:

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Prompt students to share what they notice about the words. Ask: 

  • How are these words alike?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Play the Silent E movie.  
  • Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it. 

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause. 

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about silent “e” while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

  • Draw About It: Draw and label two things that end with a silent “e.”
  • Activity: Determine whether the vowel sounds are long or short to complete a maze. 
  • Talk About It: Brainstorm words that end with silent “e.”
  • Write About It: Write a poem where each line ends with a silent “e.”

More to Explore 

Phonics Unit: Continue to build understanding around foundational reading skills by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

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