while having fun
Unlock this video in just a few steps, and benefit from all sofatutor content:
Basics on the topic Final 'E'
Final ‘E’ – Words That End with ‘E’
There are many letters in the English alphabet that can make more than one sound. But some of those letters can also be silent, which means we write them, but do not pronounce them. The letter ‘e’ is special, because it isn’t only silent, but it also changes the sound of another letter in the word. This special ‘e’ has many names - it is called magic ‘e’, final ‘e’, and silent ‘e’. In this article we will learn everything about **words that end with ‘e’ and the silent ‘e’ rule, look at multiple vowel-consonant-silent ‘e’ words, list of silent ‘e’ words, and silent ‘e’ examples, as well as offer some silent ‘e’ practice.
Final ‘E’ – Definition
A silent ‘e’ or a final ‘e’ is a name for the letter ‘e’ that stands at the end of the CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) word and changes the sound of the first vowel by turning it into a long vowel. Let’s take a look at one of the silent ‘e’ words examples that includes a long vowel with a silent ‘e’:
In the word cape, where the letter ‘e’ is silent, the letter ‘a’ is long, which means it says its name. If you remove the silent ‘e’ from this word, you get the word cap which has a short vowel. The pronunciation of the letter ‘a’ changes as well. Have a look at the table below:
Final ‘E’ – Rules
Let’s look at silent (final) ‘e rules. When ‘e’ is attached to the end of the word, it is silent, which means it doesn’t make a sound. It affects the first vowel and makes it say its name. When you read a CVC word with a silent ‘e’, you need to start by touching and sounding out each letter. Then find the first vowel and say its name (make it long). Read the word again with the long vowel. Have a look at these final ‘e’ syllable examples. Try to read these long vowel words with silent ‘e’ following the rules above.
| Long ‘a’ with
| Long ‘e’ with
| Long ‘i’ with
| Long ‘o’ with
| Long ‘u’ with
Most words follow the final ‘e’ rule, but there are also some silent ‘e’ rule exceptions. Here is the silent ‘e’ exceptions chart:
|Exceptions with ‘a’||Exceptions with ‘e’||Exceptions with ‘i’||Exceptions with ‘o’||Exceptions with ‘u’|
Final ‘E’ – Lists
There are a lot of examples of silent ‘e’ long vowel words in English. Below you can find the most commonly used words with a silent ‘e’.
|Long ‘a’ with silent ‘e’ words||Long ‘e’ with silent ‘e’ words||Long ‘i’ with silent ‘e’ words||Long ‘o’ with silent ‘e’ words||Long ‘u’ words with silent ‘e’|
Final ‘E’ – Summary
Today we learned about words that end with ‘e’ and the final ‘e’ syllable. The final ‘e’ is also called silent ‘e’ or magic ‘e’.
When reading CVC words with final ‘e’, sound out each letter, then find the first vowel. Say the first vowel out loud by making it long and say its name. Then read the whole word again with the long vowel. You don’t need to read the ‘e’ at the end of the word.
Now you know a lot about final ‘e’! You can recognize final ‘e’ syllables and read long vowel silent ‘e’ words list correctly. If you want more practice, watch our silent ‘e’ video for kids and try silent ‘e’ activities. If you are looking for free long vowel silent ‘e’ words worksheets, you can download silent ‘e’ worksheets in PDF on our website.
Frequently Asked Questions about Final ‘E’
A final ‘e’ is a silent letter ‘e’ at the end of the word that changes the sound of the first vowel by making it long.
When ‘e’ is attached to the end of the word, it is silent, which means it doesn’t make a sound. It affects the first vowel and makes it say its name.
When you read the word with the silent ‘e’, make the first vowel long.
Some words with a long ‘a’ and a silent ‘e’ are: make, cane, same.
Some words with a long ‘e’ and a silent ‘e’ are: Pete, eve, theme.
Some words with a long ‘i’ and a silent ‘e’ are: bike, line, ride.
Some words with a long ‘o’ and a silent ‘e’ are: cone, hope, vote.
Some words with a long ‘u’ and a silent ‘e’ are: cube, mute, tune.
Transcript Final 'E'
: "I can't wait for our picnic in the field!" : "Hang on, Kala..." : "the bridge to the river is gone, how will we get across now?" : "Help you, I will, for a price... answer these questions for advice." : "How do we read the word
Final 'E' exercise
Pronouncing CVC and Final E words.Hints
Start by sounding out the words yourself.
Find the first vowel in each word.
If the word ends in e, say the name and long sound of the first vowel.
Sound out the word again with the long vowel sound.
If the word is CVC, the vowel is short.Solution
Listen to the clip to hear the correct pronunciation of the following words.
- CVC with short O.
- CVCe with long O.
- CVC with short E.
- CVCe with long E.
Identifying long vowel sounds.Hints
Vowels are: a, e, i, o, and u.
Listen to the audio below to hear examples of short and long a.
Remember, an e at the end of a word makes the first vowel long.Solution
The words with long vowels are:
Hope, Ripe, Time.
The final "e" makes the vowels long.
Spell the words you hear in the audio clips.Hints
Find the first vowel in each word.
Order the word in the format below.
Remember: an e at the end of a word will not have its own sound.
Let's do an example together. Place the letters below in CVCe format:
Start by finding the first vowel, I.
Next, we can sound out the order of consonants, F and R based on the image below.
Last, we add E at the end to make the word:FIRE.Solution
- This word is CVCe.
- This word is CVCe.
- This word is CVC.
How do you spell these words?Hints
First, say whether each word has a long or short vowel.
Long vowels sound like their names.
Remember, words with an e at the end make the first vowel sound long.Solution
The words in the audio are:
Name, Run, Bit, and Maze.
How do you pronounce kite?Hints
Sound out each letter.
Find the first vowel.
Say the name and the long sound of the first vowel.
Read the word again with the long vowel.
Remember, the final e will be silent.Solution
The word kite is pronounced with long i.
Listen to the audio to hear the correct pronunciation.
What are these items?Hints
Listen to the words in the audio clip below.
Can you find these items in the picture?
Say the words aloud or listen to the audio clip again.
Identify which words have long vowel sounds and which have short vowel sounds.
Words with long vowel sounds end in e.
Remember, the e does not make its own sound.Solution
A mop is leaning next to the tree. A rose is next to Dee the donkey. A cake is on the picnic blanket.