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The Letter E

The-Letter-E The letter E makes the sound heard in the words egg, elf and help. This is the sound (short e) you would first introduce to a child. The letter E also makes the long e sound as heard in me, week*, and eagle*. When found at the end of a word, the letter e is often silent, e.g., make, bike, home and tube. We like to refer to this as the Magic E.

The letter E makes a variety of sounds. It is most commonly found using the short e sound; however, it also makes the following sounds:

  • Schwa, e.g., angel, item and happen,
  • ER Vowel, e.g., camera, her and river,
  • Short I, e.g., pretty, presume and pretend,
  • Long A, e.g., vein, prey and steak,
  • Long U, e.g., few, grew and knew, and
  • EAR and EER Vowel, e.g., dear, fear, deer and steer.

* Vowel team rule (EE and EA) and an irregular vowel team (EA): The vowel team rule states when two vowels go walking the first does the talking (says its name) and the second vowel is silent, e.g., sweet, bee, clean and tea. There are a few exceptions to this rule. The combination of the vowels E and A also result in the short e sound, e.g. head, feather and heaven.

Letter E Worksheets

Letter-E-Worksheet-1We created worksheets to help your child practice forming the upper- and lowercase letter E correctly. Ideally, letters should be formed from top to bottom and left to right with a continuous stroke when possible. The uppercase E is formed as follows: down, lift, cross, lift, cross, lift and cross. The lowercase e is formed as follows: across and around.

Letter E Worksheet 1
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter E.

Letter E Worksheet 2
We offer a free printable worksheet that focuses on the uppercase letter E. We encourage a child to say, trace and write the uppercase letter E.

Letter E Worksheet 3
We offer a free printable worksheet that focuses on the lowercase letter e. We encourage a child to say, trace and write the lowercase letter e.

Letter E Worksheet 4
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter e.

Letter E Worksheet 5
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter e.

Letter E Worksheet 6
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter e. We also included a fun game – circle the items that begin with the letter e.

Words with the Letter E

The table below contains a list of words with the letter e that make the short e sound. We also indicate the location of the /e/ sound – beginning (initial) and middle (medial). Our list contains 250 words; please use our search feature to narrow results.

Letter E Words
Sound
addressmedial
aheadmedial
alphabetmedial
alreadymedial
antennamedial
bettermedial
barrettemedial
bedmedial
begmedial
bellmedial
beltmedial
Benmedial
benchmedial
bendmedial
bentmedial
berrymedial
bestmedial
betmedial
blendmedial
blessmedial
braceletmedial
breadmedial
breakfastmedial
bredmedial
celerymedial
cellmedial
cell phonemedial
centmedial
checkersmedial
checkmedial
chefmedial
cherrymedial
chessmedial
chestmedial
Chetmedial
clarinetmedial
crestmedial
desertmedial
deadmedial
deckmedial
Dellmedial
denmedial
densemedial
dentmedial
deskmedial
doorbellmedial
dreadmedial
drenchmedial
dressmedial
dwellmedial
dweltmedial
edgeinitial
editinitial
effortinitial
egginitial
elfinitial
elseinitial
emptyinitial
endinitial
enemyinitial
engineinitial
enjoyinitial
enterinitial
envelopeinitial
eventmedial
everinitial
everyinitial
exceptmedial
exerciseinitial
explaininitial
extrainitial
feathermedial
Februarymedial
fedmedial
fellmedial
feltmedial
fencemedial
fendmedial
fetchmedial
fledmedial
fleshmedial
forgetmedial
frecklemedial
Fredmedial
Frenchmedial
freshmedial
fretmedial
friendmedial
gemmedial
getmedial
guessmedial
guestmedial
heavenmedial
helicoptermedial
helmetmedial
headmedial
healthmedial
heavymedial
hedgemedial
helpmedial
hemmedial
henmedial
hencemedial
insectmedial
insteadmedial
jellymedial
jetmedial
Kenmedial
Kentmedial
keptmedial
ketchupmedial
kneltmedial
ledgemedial
lemonademedial
lettermedial
lettucemedial
ledmedial
leftmedial
legmedial
lemonmedial
lendmedial
lentmedial
lessmedial
letmedial
medicinemedial
Meganmedial
melonmedial
meltmedial
menmedial
mendmedial
meshmedial
messmedial
metmedial
metalmedial
neckmedial
necklacemedial
Nedmedial
nestmedial
netmedial
nextmedial
Novembermedial
peppermedial
peckmedial
pegmedial
pelicanmedial
peltmedial
penmedial
pencilmedial
penguinmedial
pennymedial
pestmedial
petmedial
petalmedial
pledgemedial
plentymedial
presentmedial
presidentmedial
pretzelmedial
prepmedial
pressmedial
quenchmedial
questmedial
questionmedial
rectanglemedial
reptilemedial
rescuemedial
readymedial
redmedial
rentmedial
restmedial
sensemedial
sentencemedial
Septembermedial
sevenmedial
seventeenmedial
seventymedial
scentmedial
secondmedial
sellmedial
sendmedial
setmedial
shedmedial
shelfmedial
shellmedial
shredmedial
sketchmedial
sledmedial
sleptmedial
smellmedial
smeltmedial
specialmedial
speckmedial
spedmedial
spellmedial
spendmedial
spentmedial
spreadmedial
stealthmedial
stemmedial
stepmedial
strepmedial
stressmedial
swellmedial
sweptmedial
Tedmedial
tellmedial
tenmedial
tendmedial
tennismedial
tensemedial
tentmedial
testmedial
theftmedial
themmedial
thenmedial
threadmedial
treadmedial
trenchmedial
trendmedial
twelvemedial
twentymedial
umbrellamedial
ventmedial
verymedial
vestmedial
weathermedial
Wednesdaymedial
wealthmedial
wedmedial
weddingmedial
wedgemedial
welcomemedial
weldmedial
wellmedial
weltmedial
wentmedial
weptmedial
westmedial
wetmedial
whenmedial
whethermedial
wreckmedial
wrenchmedial
yellmedial
yellowmedial
yelpmedial
yenmedial
yesmedial
yetmedial
zestmedial

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