Practicing Silent E With South Carolina

We have been reviewing long vowel words with a silent e at the end. To help practice, we made up some nonsense words that followed this phonic generalization. A class of second graders in South Carolina did the same. Today, when we chatted with the South Carolinian students, we each held up our words and tried to read the word that the other had made up. It was a fun way to practice those tricky phonics rules.

Skyping about Silent E Words

4 thoughts on “Practicing Silent E With South Carolina

  1. Wow! This is amazing that you are connecting with other schools around the world to enhance their learning. Educators can do so much with technology! I guess it’s never too early to start using it with students!

  2. Hello! I am a pre-service teacher and was just wondering about how many times do you communicate with the school in South Carolina? Also what is the time length do the students have?

    • I try to keep the Skype calls to about 15 minutes so that the students do not become restless. How often we “chat” with each class depends on many things. Sometimes we chat every couple of weeks. Sometimes we connect with a class once and not again. Every connection is different. It depends what each of us wants from the connection.

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