Phonics: Short E

This page contains a variety of phonics worksheets and printables for teaching students about the short e vowel sound.

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Cut & Glue Activities
A mini-book with lots of short e words, including Jen, net, nest, tent, and wet.
Kindergarten
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Color the pictures and use the letter squares to make the words shown.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Color the pictures. Then cut out the letters and glue them onto the paper to make a word for each object shown.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Cut the letters and make two short e words: hen and jet.
Kindergarten
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Cut the letters and make two short e words: pen and nest.
Kindergarten
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Cut apart the word squares and arrange them on the table to make sentences. Write the sentences on the page provided.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Worksheets
Use a bingo dabber, colored pencils, or crayons to color the letters in the words bed, web, hen, and net.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Find the short-e word in each horizontal set of letters. Words include hen, jet, egg, and pen.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Search for the short-e words hidden among each group of letters. This version has 7 questions.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Listen as your teacher reads words. Circle the correct words on your paper.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Write as many short e words as you can. This page has primary-ruled lines.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Circle the six short e words in the box, then write the words in alphabetical order.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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This short vowel phonics poem has many short e words in it, including beg, egg, get, pen, red, and end.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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This short vowel phonics poem has many short e words in it, including wet, pet, fetch, and better.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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This word ladder puzzle can be used to help students build basic three-letter words with the short a and short e sounds. Words include: jet, pet, pen, pan, fan, can.
Pre-K through 1st Grade
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Use a bingo dabber, ink dotter, or crayon to mark the words with the short e vowel sound.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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This page has a picture of a egg and an elephant. First color the illustrations, then practice writing the letters E and e.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Use letter stampers to make the short-e words. This activity makes a fun learning center.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Games
Practice reading Short E words with this whole-class card game.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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In this card game, students will practice reading some of the following words: she, seed, eat, tree, ear, me, we, deep, tree, and free.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Sort the words into 2 groups: Long e words and Short e words
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Flashcards, Sliders, Word Wheels
These 48 flashcards include many three-letter words such as pen, egg, hen, let, net, get, pet, and set. There are also longer words, like bench, check, chess, and dress.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Move the slider up and down and read the short e words. This slider is shaped like a bear.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Phonics word wheel to spin and read the word: rest, fed, bed, tell, well, pet, let, best
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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Phonics word wheel: sled, red, fed, and led.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Phonics word wheel: well, spell, tell, bell, smell, and sell
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Phonics word wheel: friend, lend, spend, send, bend
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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The -ent phonics circle has cent, spent, dent, tent, and rent.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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See Also:
Phonics: Consonants (Basic)

Basic phonics worksheets and sorting activities with beginning and ending consonant sounds; Recommended for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade

Phonics: Vowels (Basic)

Basic phonics printables with long and short vowel sounds; Specially designed for students in Kindergarten 1st grade, and 2nd Grade.

Phonics: Vowels (Advanced)

More challenging vowel worksheets for older students in 2nd,3rd, and 4th grades.

Printing Letters

Printing (manuscript) worksheets for each letter of the alphabet.

Dolch Sight Words

Printable flash cards and word wheels for the two-hundred twenty Dolch sight words.