Fun Letter E Recognition Worksheets Freebie For Early Learners

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Letter E practice worksheets

free letter E learning packet

Today I’m releasing the Letter E Recognition packet freebie! It’s the next letter in our awesome free alphabet a-z letter identification series. This alphabet series is all about helping kids recognize letter formation in upper and lowercase form in an engaging and fun way.

While your kids are strengthening letter identification skills they’ll also be developing their fine motor skills like writing, coloring, cutting, gluing, and sorting. Additionally, they’ll work on developing their visual discrimination skills by classifying letters in different fonts.

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These letter recognition packets are perfect for teachers that do a “Letter of Week” lesson, homeschooling parents, or a parent looking to support and supplement their child’s learning.

These Letter E identification practice sheets will give your child many opportunities to practice their letter recognition skills and there is NO PREP on your part 😁. Just click, print, and watch your child do the heavy lifting. That’s what I’m talking about!

What to teach first – letter recognition or letter sounds?

This is a really touchy subject amongst early educators because there is no “correct” order to teach the alphabet.

The truth is, in order for your child to become a good reader and writer, both are equally important!

There have been studies conducted that have found that learning letter names first helps to learn letter sounds.

And another study found that preschoolers who learned letters and sounds together improved their letter sound learning.

When I taught special education, I found that my students were more successful when I focused on one skill set at a time. I like to keep things simple, clear, and understandable. For some learners, teaching more than one thing at the same time can be an overwhelming and confusing experience.

This is a really touchy subject amongst early educators because there is no “correct” order to teach the alphabet. The truth is, in order for your child to become a good reader and writer, both are equally important!

There have been studies conducted that have found that learning letter names first helps to learn letter sounds. And another study found that preschoolers who learned letters and sounds together improved their letter sound learning.

When I taught special education, I found that my students were more successful when I focused on one skill set at a time. I like to keep things simple, clear, and understandable. For some learners, teaching more than one thing at the same time can be an overwhelming and confusing experience.

chicken or egg?
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I would suggest starting with letter recognition and formation, and then move on to letter sounds, and then, eventually, to simple CVC words (consonant vowel consonant words, ex: dog, cat, ham, leg, pup).

Teaching letter recognition and sounds can happen on the same day and even in the same lesson. The key thing to keep in mind would be to approach teaching each skill in a systematic way.

For example, as an introduction you can say, “Here is the letter E. The letter E makes the /e/ sound (start with the short e sound!) like in the word “elephant.” Include or brainstorm other words that start with the short e sound and have visuals on hand to show.

Next you can demonstrate how the letter E is formed (upper and lowercase version). One of the worksheets in our packet shows correct letter formation. Have your child trace the letter E and then practice writing it in upper and lowercase form.

Afterwards, have your child complete activities that focus on one specific skill at a time, whether that is letter recognition, more writing practice, or letter sounds. You can even set up centers or stations that address each skill and have your child rotate through each one.

Eventually, you’ll give your child the opportunity to apply all that they have learned with a review activity.

Put simply, when learning, children benefit from direct instruction, and providing context, and structure.

Letter E printables packet

Included in this packet is a total of 5 practice worksheets that require zero prep work on your part! No prep work means you can easily add them to your daily lesson if you’re in a pinch or need supplemental letter recognition activities.

5 free letter E worksheets
  1. Find and color activity: Your child will color all of the upper and lowercase letter E’s on the worksheet. Other upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet are mixed in as well.
  1. Letter Find Worksheet Version #1: Your child will create and use a color code to identify and differentiate between the upper and lowercase letter E.
  1. Letter Find Worksheet Version #2: Your child will create and use a color code to identify and differentiate between the upper and lowercase individual letter E from other upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
  1. Cut and Paste Version #1: Your child will cut and paste each letter into the correct corresponding box.
  1. Cut and Paste Version #2: Your child will sort each letter into three categories: uppercase E, lowercase E, or Other.

Materials needed for letter recognition worksheets

Having a variety of coloring supplies on hand will make completing these activities more fun and enjoyable for your little one! Make sure you have some scissors and glue on hand as well!

Here’s a list of recommended supplies:

Looking to save on ink and paper? Make these activities reusable. It’s simple! Laminate the worksheets or place them in sheet protectors (my go-to!). Your child can easily write on the sheet protectors or laminated sheets with dry-erase markers.

Free letter E identification printables PDF

The Letter E Recognition Printables come in an easily downloadable PDF document format. To get your freebie fill out the form below and your PDF will be delivered directly to your inbox (easy peasy!).

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All activities to be done with adult supervision.

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We’ll continue with our free alphabet worksheet a-z printables series that focuses on letter recognition. Check out  Letter A, Letter B, Letter C, and Letter D.

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