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Magic E Words With the Long "u" Sound

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on Magic E with the long "u" sound, like in the words “use” and “mute.”


Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.


Let’s get started.


Letter Names


So far we’ve focused on the sounds the letters make. But today it might be helpful to also brush up on the names of the vowels.


Specifically, can your child say the name of this letter?


u

u

u


Special Rule: Magic E


Remind your child that when a word ends with a Magic E, the "e" at the end is silent, but it makes the vowel that comes before it say its own name.


So when a word looks like this, the Magic E helps the “u” say its own name:


u_e


See if your child can sound out these words with the Magic E:


use

fuse

mute

mule

rule

juke

puke


Silly Sentences


Have your child practice with these silly sentences:


A cube has six sides.


A cube is a fancy word for a box.


I cut my pants. It was not cute.


Luke the duke uses a cane.


I used to play in the park.


If they read these smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them keep practicing to get them right.


That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time.


P.S. Ready for more practice? Try the free decodable story "June's Flute" from UFLI Foundations.

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