Level 4-5

Long u with silent e

use, rule, tube, cube, cute, tune, mute, cure, huge, rude

Our work with long vowels continues: this level focuses on words with a long u vowel sound caused by a silent e ending.

Nine of the ten words in this level follow the same CVCe pattern -- consonant-vowel-consonant-silent E. The outlier is the word use which can be especially tricky for students, as they often think use begins with the letter y.