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Activity: Letter E

Objective:

to trace within boundaries

Materials:

1 letter E  per whole group
1 package of discussion board markers  per whole group
1 discussion board  per whole group
1 pencil or dry-erase marker  per learner
1 bottle of glue  per learner
4 finger length pieces of yarn  per learner
(Optional)  1 hole-puncher  for prep
(Optional)  1 timer  per whole group
(Optional)  1 Wikki Stix Letter E  per learner
(Optional)  1 transparency sheet  per learner
(Optional)  1 binder  per learner

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.
  • Print the Totetude Letter E and Totetude Letter E Outline for each learner.
  • Hole-punch a transparency sheet and place it over the Totetude Letter E Printable in a binder for each learner (optional).

Instructions:

  1. Recite the alphabet together while pointing to each letter.
  2. Hold up or point to the letter E.  
  3. Say, "This is the letter E.  E as in ear and egg."
  4. Have learners think of words that start with the letter E.
  5. Sing the Totetude Letter Song using the letter E.  The educator sings the song once and then the learners repeat.
  6. The educator states, "Today we are going to practice how to write the letter E."
  7. Then the educator demonstrates how to write the letter E on the discussion board.
  8. Learners then move to an open area and use their body to make a letter E while showing lots of emotion (cheering, laughing, pretend crying, etc.) 
  9. When the timer goes off, the learners return to their work area and independently complete the Totetude Letter E Printable.

Extension:

  • Hand out the Totetude Letter E Outline printable and have the learners glue yarn to it in the shape of an E.

Reflections:

  • I am able to trace within boundaries.
  • I am able to use a thin pen/marker/pencil/crayon.
  • I am able to print within boundaries.

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Time:

Prep
0-15 minutes
Engagement
30-45 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Indoors
  • Open Area

Meta:

Theme
Feeling
Multiple Intelligence
Bodily-Kinesthetic
Bloom Taxonomy
Apply
Instructional Strategy
Direct Instruction
Subject
English Language Arts

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