Hello, we’re all ready to start our 4th reading lesson. Did you become a Vowel owl for your homework? It’s a game, but you can see that you’ll learn a lot about short and long vowels if you play it.
What does Alfred have? Well, it’s chalk! I think he knows how important the vowel ‘e’ can be.
Now, we have here the word ‘pin’. But look at what will happen if we add a little ‘e’ to the end… it forms into a new word ‘pine’ example: Pine trees stay green all year.
At the end of the word, the letter ‘e’ has no sounds of its own, but when it’s there, it tells the other vowel to say its own name, to make the long sound.