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
Cut out the six short-E words on the bottom of the page along the dotted lines and glue them in the boxes below the matching pictures.
1st Grade
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A mini-book with lots of short e words, including Jen, net, nest, tent, and wet.
Kindergarten
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With this cut-and-glue activity, students will need scissors and glue sticks. Students will create a small flip book featuring words with a short-E sound.
1st Grade
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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 and 1st Grade
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Cut the letters and make two short e words: pen and nest.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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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.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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This phonics printable has 22 pennants with short-E words that can be cut out, colored, and strung up on string around the classroom.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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Worksheets
Use a pencil to write the missing letters for each of the short-E words and write the word on the ruled lines.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Have your students trace along the dotted lines to write the short-E word and then rewrite that word on the primary-ruled lines next to it.
1st Grade
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Of the twelve pictures on this phonics worksheet, color only the pictures that have a short-E sound in their name.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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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 row of jumbled letters and circle it.
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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Your students will draw lines to match each picture to the correct short-E word.
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 & Learning Centers
This fun phonics activity has students sorting out the picture cards into groups of words with a short-E vowel sound and and those that don't.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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This printable activity has thirty cards to be cut out and sorted into groups of words with a short-E sound and words without.
1st Grade
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Use these printable short-E phonics cards as a memory match game. Have students take turns flipping cards over trying to make matches between the pictures and words.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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Practice reading Short E words with this whole-class card game.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Your class will have fun playing this phonics-themed scavenger hunt activity. Hide the fifteen cards around the classroom so they can find them and write the short-E words on their answer page.
1st and 2nd Grades
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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.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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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.