Once again, we have been careful to only choose words that begin with the simple short e sound found in egg or as the medial sound in bed. Too often worksheets designed for preschool children or emerging readers expect children to choose words which have long e (as in Eagle) or schwas (as in excellent) as well as a short e. These worksheets should both teach recognition of the letter e and prepare students to identify the short e sound when they start reading simple closed syllable words like bed, net or ten.
The first worksheet is a simple writing practice sheet with a single picture representing a word that begins with an a, and the short e letter sound.
The second worksheet is a cutting activity in which students to cut out pictures that begin with the short e letter sound and paste them around the picture. Cutting is a great way to build fine motor skills and build hand strength.
The third worksheet is a word identification and word writing activity. Students find the word in a word bank that identifies each picture and write it on the lined space next to the picture.