Vowels make more than one sound! Recognizing letters is a crucial skill for early readers. Recognizing the sounds they make is the next step. Help your child become a fluent reader and speaker with this short E lesson.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Short E Dot-to-Dot

Eh eh eh eh E! Bust a move with Floyd and Roly while listening to the short e sound in this silly rap video. In addition to learning this important phonics concept, kids will also practise counting as the complete a simple dot-to-dot exercise in the shape of an e.

Short E Match-UpMuggo's a mad scientist...and his inventions run on vowels! In this wacky game, help him find words that start with the short E sound to power up his clone-making machine.
Short E Mud HopperListen for the short E sound...then hop to it! Help this muddy monster find the words with the short E sound by clicking on the words that rhyme.
Short E Cloud CatcherThe sky is falling! Just kidding -- Tutu is catching clouds. Help her turn these rain clouds into rainbows by picking out words with the short E sound.
Short Vowel SortWhat short vowel do you hear? In this charming educational game, students look at different words, hear each sound, and then sort each word based on the short vowel sounds. Soon, they'll have the whole Brainzy gang prepared for a trip, with each character bringing different short vowel sounds. The short vowel sort will help kids practise recognizing vowels and thinking about letter-sound relationships. This interactive activity is catered to students in year one and year two.
The Little Red HenWho will help The Little Red Hen? In this interactive story, kids listen as they follow the highlighted text, learning early literacy concepts such as reading left to right and reading top to bottom. With its lively illustrations and silly narration, this is a great resource that encourages kindergarten and year one students to read.

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