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.
The students are in the process of making videos to show their learning. Check their blogs to see what they know about vowels and about silent E.