Children will never forget "silent e" when you act out this story with letter vests. Explain that "silent e" is a mischief maker. When "e" is at the end of a word, it pinches the vowel in the middle. That makes the vowel shout out its name. "E" then covers up their letter as if to say, "Who me? I'm not making a sound!" Click photo for larger image.
Word Wall Words
Slowly call out word wall words. (Stretch out the sounds.) Children come up if they are wearing that sound and make the word.