What do good readers do when they
come to a tricky word in a text?
For example:
Today I road my bike.
In this lesson you will learn
that good readers solve
tricky words while they are
reading by using the bossy e
strategy.
Let’s
Review
Let’s
Review
Short Vowel
Long Vowel
Say i !
bit
bite
A Common
Let’s
Review Mistake
snake
Core
Lesson
Let’s
Review
word
word pattern
Say i !
s i d e
V
o
C
o
n
s
w
o
e
a
l
t
n
n
e
Core
Lesson
Let’s
Review
It was time to
ride the plane.
We were going to
a new home in a
new place.
Does this word
follow the VCe
pattern?
Say i !
time
V C
e
Core
Lesson
Let’s
Review
1
Stop at the tricky word.
2
Ask, “Does this word follow the VCe
pattern?”
3
If yes, say the vowels name and
make the e silent to read the word.
Core
Lesson
Let’s
Review
Does this word
follow the VCe
pattern?
I could feel my
body shake and
my nose move.
What if there is a
snake?
Say o!
nose
V C e
Core
Lesson
Let’s
Review
1
Stop at the tricky word.
2
Ask, “Does this word follow the Vce
pattern?”
3
If yes, say the vowels name and
make the e silent to read the word.
In this lesson you have
learned how good readers
solve tricky words while they
are reading by using the
bossy e strategy.
Guided
Practice
Let’s
Review
Now you try:
It was time to
ride the plane.
We were going to
a new home in a
new place.
Does this
word follow
the VCe
pattern?
Say o!
home
V
C
e
Extension
Let’s
Review Activities
Follow the steps in your own books.
Once you’ve practiced with several VCe
words, find a family member, teacher, or
classmate and show them how you solve
these words.
Quick Quiz
Let’s
Review
Stop when you come to a tricky
word. Follow the steps you’ve
learned to solve the word.
There was a note on the table for Mike
from Jane. It said, “Do you want to go
for a hike or a bake? Be on time. Play
nice. Do not misplace your note.