Silent Letter e

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 12156

Sometimes, it is good to be quiet, like in a library or when someone else is talking. Some letters need to be silent sometimes, too! Learn about the famous "silent e" and how it helps other letters!



learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What sounds does the letter "e" make? Listen carefully!

The letter "e" is the most used letter in the alphabet.

"E" does not always make a sound. Sometimes, the letter "e" helps other letters make their sound.

Read this word: "Hop."

You can add an e to the end of the word to change the vowel sound of the o to a long vowel sound. The e is silent and does not make a sound. Now, read the word with an e on the end of the word: "Hope."

Watch the Silent e Song - Preschool Prep Company clip to learn more about the silent e:


After you watch the video, tell your parent a word that has a silent e that you saw in the video.

Then, move to the Got It? section for more practice with the silent e.

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