• Model how to say the short ‘e’ sound in isolation and in words; have students practice saying the sound.
  • Ask the class to brainstorm words that begin with the short ‘e’ sound such as “enter” and “excellent;” have them brainstorm CVC words that contain the short ‘e’ sound such as “net” and “hen;” use their ideas to create an anchor chart they can refer to.
  • Use word families to reinforce the short ‘e’ sound; ask students to generate a list of words from the “et” or “ed” families such as “bet” or “bed”.
  • Provide practice activities such as circling all the pictures that contain the short ‘e’ sound.
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