# Learning the Letter E with Colors

• Preschool
• 50 minutes
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September 4, 2015

This lesson will help your students focus on learning to identify the letter E as well as the sound E makes. It also incorporates a story that focuses on teaching students about how everyone is different.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize the capital letter E. Students will be able to identify the sound the letter E makes. Students will be able to find objects that begin with the letter E.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Tell the students that today they will be learning about the letter E.
• Ask students if anyone has a name that starts with the letter E.
• Find an object around the classroom that begins with the letter E. For example, hold up an egg.
• Then, have the students take turns looking around the room for objects that begin with the letter E.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

• Explain to students that E has a long sound and a short sound.
• Play the Letter E Song.
• Then, hold up a letter E and have students trace it with their fingers.
• Remind them to start at the top, make a big line down, jump back to the top, and make three little lines.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

• Bring students together for story time.
• Ask your students to explain what it feels like to be different.
• Bring two students to the front of the classroom, and ask them to name things that are the same about them.
• Then, instruct them to name differences.
• Introduce the story of Elmer by David McKee, and read it to your students.
• Explain that while Elmer was very different then the other elephants, he still had many things in common with the other elephants, such as laughing.

### Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

• Next, show the students the letter E and ask them what sound the letter makes.
• Give each student a letter E, and have each student properly trace it with his finger.
• Instruct students to cut out little squares from the strips of tissue paper that you gave them. Assist with proper holding of the scissors.
• Lastly, have students glue the different colored tissue paper squares onto the letter E.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Have your students cut out their letter E from a pre-traced piece of construction paper. Ask your students to write out words that start with the letter E.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Give your students the Coloring Letter E worksheet to color and complete.
• Ask the students to identify the pictures and the letter on the worksheet.

### Review and Closing (5 minutes)

• Explain to students that much like how Elmer was different, so are their letter E projects!
• Remind students of the letter E words they found earlier in the lesson, and encourage them to find letter E words at home, too.