Silent E Fluency Passages

February 1, 2017

I am so happy to share some brand new, silent e fluency passages I made… and they are FREE! These phonics “read & illustrate” passages are the perfect way to assess students understanding of what they are reading.


There are 2 activities for each of the following phonics skills:


There is a longer paragraph and there is also a sheet with three short sentences so you can choose which sheet to give your students. These types of passages and sentences allow students to build their rate of reading tricky silent e words after they have learned the phonics rule. Students not only show that they know how to decode with these passages, but they also show their ability to comprehend what the passage is saying when they illustrate.


long vowel passages
I like to use passages like these after I already teach the skill (silent e) in isolation. So first, my students practice applying the silent e to different CVCe words. Once my students are able to do that successfully I will generally have them add the silent e to CVC words to make them CVCe (cap to cape, tap to tape, etc.) After they have mastered those two skills is when I will give students fluency passages. These let me assess my students ability to not only decode these words, but understand them in context.


silent e phonics


If you think you’d like to use these fluency passages in your classroom, just click below to download!


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  • Hi Susan – I would love to use your fluency passages in my classroom. Thanks for sending them to me,