A little background, my son says to me that he is not smart, he doesn't know how to read or do things and he really does. He may not be the best at it, but he does know how to read. I hear him when he is playing video games or watching TV. He likes to have the subtitles on and I hear him reading them or if there is a sign or something in a game, he will look at me and say, this says, ....., it is amazing to see. Now when it comes time to read something he is not excited about, he struggles.
But, I believe the struggle is mostly because he is bored. I know I don't like to read books that I am not interested in, I get tired and annoyed real fast...lol
So that brings us to the hunt, the silent "e" hunt. The game is simple, print out the words and the star template here. Cut the words and star out. I attached the star to a ruler with tape and I taped the words around the room. Our living room and dining room are one, so I have a lot of room. Have your kiddo go around the room with the magic "e" wand, have him or her say the word without the "e", then have them hold up the wand to the end of the word and say the word with the "e".