Elegant E

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter E and lowercase letter e

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • elegant
  • excited
  • excellent
  • example
  • enjoy
  • expand
  • every

Materials:

  • E color page (see below)
  • E page to fold and expand (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • E letter-finding page (see below)
  • E letter writing practice page (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will color Es to make them elegant as they recognize and name the uppercase letter E and the lowercase letter e.

Practice the skill within an activity

Elegant Es

  • Write the uppercase letter E and lowercase letter e on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the E and e in the air with their fingers.
  • Give the children an E color page and markers or crayons and invite them to decorate the E to make it elegant.
  • Make comments such as the following throughout the activity to emphasize words that start with the letter E:
    • Enjoy making elegant Es!
    • Here is an example of an elegant E.
    • You are excellent E makers!
    • Every E is excellent!
    • I am excited for elegant Es.
  • Have the children fill any empty spaces on the page with uppercase E and lowercase e letters.

Expanding Es

  • Fold the E page then have the children help expand the E by unfolding it.
  • Repeat the activity but this time place E letter cards into the folds.
  • Have the children gather up the E letter cards as they fall out and exclaim, “An E and an E! Everywhere an E!”

Apply the skill

Find the target letter

  • Display the E Letter-Finding page (see below) and have the children find and circle the uppercase and lowercase E letters.
  • Have the children say, “I found an E!”
  • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as the letter E, have the child compare the letter to the E or e on the whiteboard.
  • Once the children have found all of the Es, have them make the Es elegant by coloring them.

Write Es

  • Give the children the letter writing practice page (see below).
  • Let the children trace the Es then write the Es on their own using the lines as a guide.
  • Let the children color their Es to make them elegant when they finish writing (optional).

Printouts

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.

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