Eager E

Elizabeth Crosby

Emergent Literacy Design

Rationale: This lesson will help students learn about the long e sound. The lesson will provide visual cues, which will help them remember the e sound.

Materials: Primary paper, pencils, chart that has eager eazy eats easy ewalabee. Lee and the Team


1)      Introduce lesson by saying sounds are really hard to learn, but we are going to make them easier by giving the letter visual cues to help us remember. Today we will begin by talking about eager e

2)    Ask the students, did you ever hear someone say they were eager to go and play outside? Well let’s pretend that we are someone who is eager to do something. Every time you feel your mouth move the same way you say eager, we are going to act like we are eager. We will do this by waving our hands over our heads very eagerly.

3)    Lets try and find all the /E/ sounds in this sentence. Eager eazy eats easy ewalabee. Lets practice saying the tongue twister a few times first so when the time comes we can really listen for the /E/ sound. Do you hear all those /E/ sounds? Lets drag out the /E/ sound when we hear it.

4)    Lets practice writing our E’s again. Model for them how we say the /E/ sound and then slowly show them how to write an /E/ Provide descriptions as you are forming the /E/ that will help them remember how to right the /E/ sound, After we have all written down our E’s, we will write them five more times for extra practice.

5)    Do you hear the /E/ sound in leave or stay? birch or tree? easy or hard. Pass out match games that have two decks. One deck has pictures of /E/ words. The match of the picture will be the word. The children will play the game by matching the pictures and the words. There should be enough for each individual child.

6)    Read Lee and the Team to them. Read the book again and every time they hear the /E/ sound, have the children draw a pictures of a bee and write a message about the bee.

7)    Make a copy of their drawing and give it too them to help them remember the /E/ sound. Have the students find all the /E/ sounds in their stories. Post their stories up on the wall

8) Assessment: To make sure the student knows how to right the /E/ sound. Have them come to the desk one at a time and show you how they write their /E/.


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