- drawing materials
- large cutout of the letter “Ee” (one for each child)
- small pictures or stickers of objects that begin with the letter “Ee”
English Language Arts/Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.1.d: Recognize and name some uppercase letters of the alphabet and the lowercase letters in one’s own name.
Head Start Outcomes:
Literacy Knowledge/Alphabet Knowledge: Recognizes that the letters of the alphabet are a special category of visual graphics that can be individually named.
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Copies, traces, or independently writes letters or words.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 7: Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.
Learn About Letters Together: “Ee” Mobiles
ELA Focus Skills: Letter Formation, Letter Recognition
Educator Prep: Prepare a large cutout “E” or “e” for each child using sturdy paper such as oaktag.
Give each child an outline of the uppercase or lowercase letter “Ee” to decorate.
- Ask them to trace the letter outline with their finger.
- Invite the child to decorate their “Ee” by drawing, pasting pictures, or sticking stickers of “Ee” objects on the letter.
- Suggest that children may want to include some colorful uppercase and lowercase “Ee”s as well.
When children are finished with the activity, punch a hole in the top of the letter and have children string a piece of yarn through it. Then hang the “Ee” mobiles from the ceiling.
Educator Tip: Guided and independent letter, sound, and word practice continues to take place in center activities. It is helpful to set up the literacy center immediately after the direct instruction and repeat instruction before children work in the literacy center identifying letters.