I found the idea for a “magic e” last year on Mrs. Wheeler’s blog. When I saw this wand, I knew I had to make one. When I searched through my cabinet for a cut out letter, I found a sparkly one and taped it to a ruler. I decided to call my E, “sparkly E” and I love it!
I tell the students that when Sparkly E shows up, the vowel in the word is SO excited because the E is just so beautiful and shiny that the vowel just has to introduce itself. “Hi, it’s so nice to meet you. My name is A.” I make a huge deal about this and really elaborate the story. The kids really get into it.
We practice using the Sparkly E as a whole group.
Next, we made our own Sparkly E’s so we could practice changing CVC words to CVCe words on our dry erase boards.
This is just a 3×5 index card cut in half and glued on a popsicle stick.
We also had fun learning this song that I made up about Sparkly E.
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If this is something you think you’d use in your classroom, leave me some love with a comment 🙂