Letter E Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas:

  • Letter E mini-book (included)
  • Letter E worksheets (included)
  • Short e word family cvc books
  • CVC mini books for short e (included)
  • CVC workbook (This is for all the vowel letter sounds a-e, long and short (included)
  • Letter E Lesson Packet with Elmer the Elephant
  • Play the Train Engine Sight Word Game (included)
  • Spot and Dot the letter E

All of the activities included above can be bought in our store/(You may use your account funds to pay for these lessons!)

Story Time Ideas:

  • This week is a good week to compare and contrast stories. Elmer the Elephant and Edward the Emu have a lot of common (and are very different!)  Make a Venn diagram after reading the stories and compare/contrast the characters.
  • Read Elephants cannot dance and have a “Simon Says” sort of lesson where Piggie teaches Dance to everyone in the class.
  • Read the Little Engine that Could and talk about trying to meet a goal, being brave and believing in yourself.

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Continue working on drawing/labeling/stretching out words when writing.
  • Focus on capitalization and end punctuation.
  • After reading the Little Engine that Could, do the writing prompts/activities (included) that talk about what goals each student want to achieve.

Other Ideas:

  • You could do an egg drop! Either use plastic eggs, or a real egg (hard boiled or not!), and see if the kids can set up a box where you can drop into the box w/o the egg breaking. Scary and hard but fun!
  • Make a colorful Elmer the Elephant Craft
  • Make a list of letter E words
  • Place an egg in vinegar for a few days and its shell will dissolve!  Good science experiment








Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.