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Speed Sounds Set 3

A Split Digraph is a Digraph that is split by a consonant. Usually a long vowel sound e.g. a-e make a cake,       

i-e nice smile, o-e phone home, u-e huge brute.

 

What is the magic 'e' rule?

 

The magic 'e' is another name that is used by teachers when introducing Split Digraphs to children, this is done to make spelling more fun and engaging for learners.

The 'e' is doing a job, it isn't just magic, for example, it can change the sounds and meanings of words such rag with the magic 'e' it becomes rage which has a whole new meaning and pronunciation.

 

This week we are going to focus on 'a-e' make a cake.

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