Final E Word Pairs

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4 sets of word cards to demonstrate how Final E changes the vowel sound from short to long.

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Final E, Silent E, Silent Final E, Magic E, Bossy E… A phonics rule so powerful it has at least 5 different names!

Here are four sets of word cards to demonstrate one of Final E’s most important functions: making a vowel say its name.

The cards in these four sets pair up (mainly*) CVC words with their CVC+e counterparts to give you plenty of ready-made examples of how to turn a short vowel sound into a long vowel sound by adding a final silent E, just like magic.

Yes, Final E does other things too, like changing the hard /k/ and /g/ sounds into /s/ or /j/ as in ace and age. With the exception of wag –> wage, these sets of word pairs won’t help you teach that softening effect– we’re sticking to long vowel sounds here.

*There a small number of consonant blends and digraphs in here.

Happy spelling!

Preview of Checklist, Set 1 - A

Checklist, Set 1 - A

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Word list for Final E word pairs Set 1 (short a - long a).

Preview of Word cards, Set 1 - A

Word cards, Set 1 - A

4 Pages

34 cards.
Seventeen short a words paired with matching long a words created by adding final e.

Words

at, ate, bath, bathe, cap, cape, dam, dame, fat, fate, gab, Gabe, hat, hate, Jan, Jane, Kat, Kate, mad, made, nap, nape, pan, pane, rat, rate, Sam, same, tam, tame, van, vane, wag, wage

Preview of Checklist, Set 2 - I

Checklist, Set 2 - I

1 Page

Word list for Final E word pairs Set 2 (short i - long i).

Preview of Word cards, Set 2 - I

Word cards, Set 2 - I

3 Pages

24 cards.
Twelve short i words paired with the matching long i word created by adding final e.

Words

bit, bite, dim, dime, fin, fine, grip, gripe, hid, hide, kit, kite, pin, pine, mill, mile, quit, quite, rid, ride, slid, slide, Tim, time

Preview of Checklist, Set 3 - O

Checklist, Set 3 - O

1 Page

Word list for Final E word pairs Set 3 (short o - long o).

Preview of Word cards, Set 3 - O

Word cards, Set 3 - O

2 Pages

18 word cards.
Nine short o words paired with long o counterparts created by adding final e.

Words

cod, code, cop, cope, glob, globe, hop, hope, mop, mope, not, note, rod, rode, slop, slope, ton, tone

Preview of Checklist, Set 4 - AR, ER, IR, UR

Checklist, Set 4 - AR, ER, IR, UR

1 Page

Word list for Final E word pairs Set 4 (words with ar, er, ir, ur).

Preview of Word cards, Set 4 - AR, ER, IR, UR

Word cards, Set 4 - AR, ER, IR, UR

2 Pages

18 word cards.
Nine words with the r-controlled vowel sounds ar, er, ir, ur, each paired up with long vowel words created by adding final e.

Words

bar, bare, car, care, far, fare, star, stare, her, here, fir, fire, sir, sire, cur, cure, purr, pure

5 comments for Final E Word Pairs

  1. Karen

    Very informative and comprehensive. These have saved me lots of time in preparing flash cards for my lessons. Thank you very much fo sharing.

    • Karen

      You’re very welcome 🙂

  2. Lise Bosher

    So useful, so very useful, thank you so much for making it easy to access and download these.

    • Karen

      You’re welcome. I’m glad to hear that!

  3. Paresh

    Very useful. Thank you Karen for all these easily downloadable and usable resources!

    • Karen

      🙂 Really hope the cards work well with your students.

  4. Lilia

    Thank you ever so much. I appreciate your great cards.

  5. Karen

    That’s nice to hear. 🙂

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