The Letter "E"

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the letter “E.”

Remember that we’re going to focus on the sounds the letters make. Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.

Ok, let’s get started.

Today’s Letter Sound

Today we’re going to work on the letter “E.” For now, we’re going for the soft “eh” sound as in “egg” or "red."

Ask your child to make the “eh” sound 3 times as they point to the letters:

e e e Ask your child if they can think of any words that have the “eh” sound in them. If they need help, the words extra, excellent, and elephant all start with the “eh” sound. The words bed, beg, and better also have the soft "eh" sound.

Now have them say the “eh” sound 3 more times as they point to the letters:

e e e

Word Practice

Now we’re going to work on “blending” letter sounds into words. Your child can start slowly by saying each sound individually, but each time, they should try to say it just a bit faster.

Ask your child to say the correct sounds as they point to the letters:

r e d r ed red By the end, double check to make sure your child is reading the word "red" (not "re-duh"). Keep practicing until they get it right.

Now:

r e p r ep rep And:

m e n m e n men And:

t e n t e n ten Now finish with a harder one:

t e n t t en t tent Keep practicing until they can say the word "tent" clearly and cleanly. If they are still pronouncing it as "ten-tuh," point out their mistake and have them do it again.

That’s it for today. We’ll see you Friday, ~Chad

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