Elegant E
Target text


Recognize and name the letter E.


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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

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


  • E color page—one for each child
  • E page to fold
  • Letter cards
  • E letter-finding page
  • E letter writing practice page

The children will color Es to make them elegant as they recognize and name the letter E.

Literacy Activities
Elegant Es

  • Write the letter E on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the 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 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!”

More Practice
Find the target letter

  • Display the E letter-finding page and have the children find and circle the 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 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 and 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).
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.