CVCe anchor chart ideas are here! I’ve gathered up all of my favorite anchor charts and posters for teaching CVCe as silent e, magic e, bossy e, and more! (There are free downloads, too!)
Learning to read CVCe words can be a struggle.
So far, students know that they need to sound out each letter in the word to make the word, except digraphs of course.
But now we introduce CVCe and suddenly, vowels make different sounds and one vowel – the e – becomes silent. It’s no wonder some people call it “tricky e”!
The Names of CVCe
CVCe has been given many names to help students understand and remember this difficult concept. Here are some of my favorites:
- silent e
- magic e
- bossy e
- tricky e
- sneaky e
In fact, my list of the best free videos to teach cvce words has all of those in one video or another.
If you really want to, you can call it the magic, sneaky, super tricky, silent, e! 😂
Regardless of which anchor chart inspires you, I recommend that you explicitly teach your students how to decode CVCe words.
CVCe Anchor Charts
Silent E Anchor Charts
With silent e, we teach the students that the e is silent and he makes the vowel before him say its name.
I love how this anchor chart gives examples for each vowel!
This anchor is fabulous because it allows students to see and hear the difference made in the word with silent e is added.
I recommend reading the word first, then adding silent e and then reading it again to see how the word changed.
“Super” Silent e
With this concept, the e is silent because he’s giving his power to the vowel!
(Be sure to check out my tip on printing your own posters from home at the bottom of this post!)
Bossy E Anchor Chart
My classes have always understood the concept of being “bossy”…if ya know what I mean! 🤪Teaching CVCe as “Bossy e” can be very relatable for students!
Magic E Anchor Charts
Like Super Silent e, Magic e gives “power” to the vowel to say its name.
I love how this poster shows distinguishes between long and short vowel sounds with the breve (short vowel sound) and macron (long vowel sound).
Elizabeth from The Kinderhearted Classroom shares this Magic E anchor chart on Instagram and I love how she used sticky notes for the magic e. So interactive, yet so easy!
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Free Magic E Song Poster
This isn’t exactly an “anchor chart”…but it’s a poster with a song to remind your students about the powers of Magic e!
I also wrote the lyrics to this song!
This magic e song is sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and it WILL get stuck in your head.
But, it’ll also get stuck in your students’ heads – along with the concept and application of CVCe. #seewhatididthereDownload the Magic E Song Anchor Chart Now
This song is from my Magic E Mini Unit! You can find the full pack below!
Sneaky E Anchor Charts
This is really similar to the Bossy e anchor chart shown above.
I’m showing it anyway because I love that it shows that it doesn’t really matter what you call it (CVCe), as long as you teach it explicitly.
Doesn’t the color coding for “e” really help you visualize that it should be silent? I don’t hate that mustache on the e, either. 😂
Printing CVCe Anchor Charts
If you downloaded a CVCe anchor chart and you want to print it poster-size, check out this tutorial from Traci Clausen.
I use this trick ALLLLL the time and it always amazes everyone when they find out I printed the posters at home!
Do you have your favorite CVCe anchor charts? Please leave them in the comments below, I would love to add them to this post! 👇🏽
Learning to Blend and Read Words with CVCe
We love using these worksheets to practice blending and reading CVCe words. They have just the perfect amount of scaffolding to set students up for reading success!