Adding 'e' can turn a short vowel into a long vowel. The sound of u in cub is a short vowel sound. The sound of u_e in cube is a long vowel sound.
Download our Long vowels: adding e activity below.
Write out these words, add 'e', and see how the pronunciation and meaning changes. Draw a curved line to show the two letters making the long vowel sound. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.
Common Core alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.