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Short E Spelling Activities For Homework

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Spelling Homework Activities

1. Sailboat/Pyramid Writing
2. Computer Writing - Type your words on your computer & print them out. Glue the list in your Word Study notebook.
3. ABC Order
1. art
2. bed
3. cat
4. Sentences - Write your words in complete & detailed sentences with proper capitalization and punctuation.
5. Rhyming
1. bat sat
2. ship tip
6. Rainbow Writing - Write each word with rainbow colors.
7. Word with a small picture - Write and illustrate each word to help define the meaning of the word.
8. Three Times Each
cat cat cat
trick trick trick
9. Categories/Lists/Columns
short u long u
cup flute
​ tub suit
​10. Word Worth
Vowels (a, e, i, o, u) = 5
Consonants = 2
CAT= 2 + 5 + 2 = 9

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'Short E' Words
Picture Dictionary Page
A page of words that start with the short E sound - in picture dictionary format.

Match 'Short E' Words
Match 10 words that have the short E sound. The words are leg, ten, hen, web, lemon, pen, vest, nest, jet, net. Or go to the answers.

Circle Words that have a Short 'E' Sound
Circle 10 words that have a short E sound. The words are ten, pen, jet, web, nest, net, pencil, envelope, leg, vest. Or go to the answers.

Short E Word Wheel
Make a wheel about the words containing a short "e" sound using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. When you spin the wheel, words containing a short "e" sound appear, including jet, leg, web, ten, net, sled, vest, egg, bed, men, nest, and hen. The student then writes down the words.

Short E Phonics Worksheet: Multiple Choice
Each picture has three words that describe it. Choose the word that has a short "e" sound. The short "e" sound is the vowel sound in ever, bell, and pet. Or go to the answers.

Write Eight Words That Have a Short E sound
Find and write words that have a short E sound. Sample answers: when, led, pest, mend, kept, belt, went, melt.

Circle the Correct Spelling of Short E Words
Circle the correct spelling of the words that have a short e sound, and then color the picture of the word. The words are hen, leg, web, pen, lemon, men, jet, net, vest, nest.

Short E Spelling Word Questions
Use the list of 'short e' spelling words to answer simple questions. Words: bed, desk, egg, fence, legs, met, test, ten, wet, web. Or go to the answers.

Missing Letters in Words with a Short E Sound
Find the missing letters in short E words, and then color the picture of the word. The words are leg, web, pen, hen, lemon, nest, jet, net, vest, ten.

Unscramble Words with a Short E Sound
Unscramble the short E words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are leg, web, net, ten, elk, nest, jet, belt, sled, men.

Words That Start With the Letter E
A Printable Activity Book

A tiny, printable book about simple words that start with E (short e) -- for early readers and writers. The book has 2 pages to print and makes 8 pages for the student to cut out, color, and write in. The words are: egg, elk, elm, earth, elephant, elbow, and "What else starts with e?

Silent e spelling activity - The Measured Mom

Silent e spelling activity

In my first year of teaching a combined classroom of grades 3-5, I had a struggling student who could never remember when to use silent e. It was a guessing game for her – she tacked it on at random as she wrote. I wish that I had known about Word Study back then!

If Word Study is new to you, too, I hope you’ll take the time to browse my 5-part series . You’ll learn that Word Study is a developmental approach to teaching spelling that helps kids make sense of the English language through hands-on sorts and games. I love it!

Read on for a simple spelling lesson that shows how to teach silent e.

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The heart of word study is word sorts. Word sorts are very simple — they are a group of words that can be divided into at least two separate groups based on pattern. When kids read the words, determine the pattern, and sort the words, they are active learners.

Where do you find word sorts? My go-to resource is Words Their Way. a wonderful book now in its fifth edition. After I stopped teaching (to raise my kids at home), I bought the fourth edition so I could prepare a Word Study presentation for a teacher’s conference with the newest resource. (I did this when my oldest was a year and a half and my second child was 6 weeks old. I do not recommend that. But moving on…)

Feel free to get the newer fifth edition. but the fourth edition is excellent, and you can get it used. Bonus!

Silent e spelling activity

To teach silent e, simply prepare a list of words that have both short vowel words (like rich, twin, and dish) and long vowel words spelled with silent e (like while, shine. and grime ). Do this with short a, i, o, or u (you won’t find enough e-consonant-e words to make a sort). Include “oddballs” if possible. These are words that appear to fit one pattern but actually fit neither. In this sort the oddballs are “give” and “live” (as in I live in America).

I create my word sorts following the sequence in Words Their Way. I alter the lists so that they have 20 words. In the above photo you can see my Six (in first grade) read the words and sort them into two columns. The oddballs have their own column.

After sorting the words children should read the words again to check their work. You should also consider having copy the words into a word study notebook. In the classroom, I had students keep their words in a plastic bag in a central location. We passed them out each day so they could practice sorting. They also received a sort to take home for nightly practice.

One nice thing about sorting is that it doesn’t rely on rote memorization. Kids have to make sense of their spelling words instead of being passive learners.

Regular sorting is key! It doesn’t have to take long (fewer than 10 minutes!), and it doesn’t have to be the same procedure every time. Find out some different ways to sort words in this post from This Reading Mama .

I also like to do other activities through the week to promote understanding of the words and patterns. This week my daughter did Sentence Art. She wrote and illustrated sentences using her spelling words. I like to have her try to use two words per sentence, as this requires extra thought.

Another great way to learn the pattern is to do a Word Hunt. We found a chapter book she’s reading (this was a Bad Kitty book ) and worked together to find both short i words and i-consonant-e words. This is not her favorite activity, so it was a good exercise to do together.

At the end of the week, give a spelling test in the classroom or at home. If your child is doing well, move on to another sort! Coming up soon… more short and long i patterns.

Be sure to check out the spelling lessons we’ve completed so far!

And if you’re looking for printable games that you can use with any word list, we highly recommend this ebook. Many of the games are editable!

© 2014 – 2016, Anna Geiger. All rights reserved.

Word lists

Word Lists

For every word list there is a range of spelling resources, tests, learning activities and printable worksheets. Try the activities below using the list ti and ci saying /sh/ or browse the word lists section to use other word lists.

Course word lists

Spelling lists from unit: 13. Spelling choices for /oo/ sound: oo, ou word lists:

The short /oo/ sound

More ways to spell short /oo/

More ways to spell long oo

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English Spelling

English Spelling

Make sentences with these word-combinations about your daily routine.

Activity 4. Read the text and do the communication activities that follow.

My working day

I am a first-year University student at Kharkiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture so from Monday to Friday my daily routine is nearly the same. On week-days the alarm clock wakes me up at 6 a.m. and my working day starts. I’m not an early riser that’s why I hate getting up early, especially in winter. But I got used to it. First of all I go to the bathroom to take a shower. After that I feel much better and completely wake up. Then I have breakfast. As a rule, it is not a big meal. I prefer a cup of coffee and a sandwich. Sometimes I have cereal with milk. After that I go to my bedroom to get dressed.

I leave my house at 7.15 a.m. and go to the nearest bus stop. The buses are always overcrowded in the morning, so if the weather is fine I prefer walking. I listen to music on my way to the University. As it is not very far from the place I live, it takes me half an hour to get there on foot.

Our lectures begin at 8 a.m. As a rule, we have 3 or 4 classes a day. The breaks are usually about twenty minutes. But at 12.40 we have thirty minutes for lunch and I have a snack in the University canteen. It’s a kind of a club where students meet their friends, share the latest news and chat.

I stay at the University from eight o’clock in the morning till half past two in the afternoon. Sometimes I need to work in the library or in the computer class, in this case I have to stay at the University till 4 or 5 p.m. I am keen on swimming. Besides, it helps me to keep fit. So twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays I go to the swimming pool.

I am usually back home at about 4 p.m. As soon as I come home I have my dinner for I’m very hungry after classes. After dinner I usually do the washing-up and have a short rest reading, watching TV or listening to music. Sometimes I tidy up the flat and do some shopping.

At about 7 p.m. I start preparing for my classes. Sometimes I do my homework till late in the night. I often go out on weekdays because I’m rather tired on weekdays and I want to have a little rest. But sometimes I manage to see an interesting film and stay at home. Before going to bed I take my dog for a walk. On returning home I read for a while and fall asleep.

Activity 5. Put 7-10 questions to the text starting with WHEN, WHAT, WHAT KIND OF, HOW, WHY.

Step 1. In the table below you will find the information about a day in the life of an English student David Thompson. Fill in the next column with the information about your day and tell about it.