Letter E Eel Theme
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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter E > long e sound.
1. Animals > Ocean or Freshwater > Fish > Eel
The eel is a long fish that looks like a snake. Eels live in freshwater and salt water. The electric eel is not a true eel.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Eel
Skill: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with an eel image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
2. Alphabet Activity > Letter E is for Eel
Present and display this fun color poster of an eel and your option of letter E printable activities in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print letter E coloring page
D'Nealian or Standard Block font and an eel coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter E words found on the worksheet.
* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter E's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.
Present the Letter E Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Letter E words: This page and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter E program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related E words.
Discuss other letter E words (long e sound) and images (refer to activity worksheet above): First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with examples. You can print letter E in a different bright color to make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display letter E posters and coloring pages or make a letter E classroom book. For related images visit: Letter E Printable Materials
*Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter E's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.
*Find the letter E's: Have the children find all the letter E's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter E's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
For advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw an eel behind the page or print a eel coloring page.
2. Drawing and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color an eel and write letter E e. Share some images of a real eel to inspire the children.
Letter E Word Search & Handwriting Practice
A four word search game features the eel and letter E words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Additional activities >
Numbers > Eel Theme Number Two Worksheet
Practice counting and writing number two.
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