Think about the vowels a, e, i, o, & u.
When the letter e is added to a word, the vowel says its name. A short vowel is made into a long vowel. Examples: at/e, them/e, bit/e, not/e, & us/e.
-Make sentences with each pair of words. For example, at & ate–> I ate at McDonald’s.
-Tell them the theme of the story.
-My dog loves to bite a bit of bone.
-Do not forget the note that was given.
-It is good for us to use the library.
hat–> hate (add silent e)
met–> mete (to measure)
sit–> site (a verb or noun), (means to locate), a location
Another way taught:
Sneaky e (silent e) sneaks around the consonant and pinches the 1st vowel. The ‘a’ vowel makes the aye sound when the letter e is added.