ZB Style - The Letter Ee

Practice Writing the Letter Ee

Two Identical Lessons on Some Worksheets: On some of the worksheets, there are two identical lessons on each printable worksheet. Why are there two identical lessons on each sheet? It seems like a odd idea now and I am having trouble remembering why I decided to make them this way, but I suppose the second lesson could be saved and used a week or two later or given to a second student.

handwriting worksheets for the letter e in zaner bloser style

Dotted, Hollow, Boxes, and Practice: The letters are either dotted or the letters are hollow. One of the worksheets with dotted letters also have individual letter boxes with a starting dot. Each letter style, dotted or hollow, will have a practice worksheet. The dotted letter worksheets have both tracing and practice worksheets. The hollow letter worksheets have starting dot.

List of Words Used in Worksheets: Earl, egg, end, Elf, ewe, Ego, emu, etch, epic, ecru, even, Eye, envy, eke, eon, era, Eve, Elm, espy, ever, erg, else, Exit, ewer, eddy

Some of the words might be new to your child and for that reason, and for your convenience, below is a list of some of the words with short definitions.

ecru — light tan
eddy — little whirlpool or whirlwind
ego — 1. the self, 2. conceit
eke — barely manage to make (a living)
elm — tall shade tree
emu — ostrich-like bird
envy — discontent and ill will toward another's advantages
eon — aeon (very long time)
epic — long poem about a hero's deeds, heroic
era — period of time
erg — unit of work
espy — catch sight of; see
etch — put a design on metal plates or glass with acid
ewe — female sheep
ewer — large wide-mouthed water pitcher
exit — a (way of) leaving

The Letter Height of the Printed Worksheet

"A" is pictured, but represents any worksheet in this set

Below is a photograph of my two copies along with an ancient yellow ruler that somehow escaped being broken over the decades. As you can see, the height is just over 1/2 of an inch or 14 mm. The letter size might vary a little from person to person.

rule size of manuscript set

Hand Drawn Animations of Writing the Manuscript E  

The animations are un-intimidating and hand-drawn. The lower case "e" is drawn with one stroke. Uppercase "E" has 4 strokes.

Donna Young's Handwritting AnimationsClick on these links to access the animations:
Lowercase e | Uppercase E

Handwriting Worksheets  

Instructions, click on the link to open the file and print. The files are PDF

Lowercase E, Manuscript

Capital E, Manuscript

Practice, E, Manuscript  

letter e words handwriting worksheets
- words 2
letter e words handwriting worksheets
- words 3

Printable Handwriting Paper that Coordinates with The Handwriting Lessons  

For more choices in handwriting paper see: Free Printable Handwriting Paper
For smaller rule see the bottom of the ZB Animations Home Page: Donna Young's Manuscript Handwriting Animations
14 mm Rule

Blank Top
14 mm Rule

Two Lessons

Elm - Coloring Page of American Elm

woodfern coloring page
Optional Coloring Printable of American Elm

Elm Image Credit: USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.


emu eggThe Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia. The soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 meters (6.6 ft) in height. They have long thin necks and legs. Emus can travel great distances at a fast, economical trot and, if necessary, can sprint at 50 km/h (31 mph) for some distance at a time. Emus have a nail on their toes, akin to a knife, which is used in kicking away predators and opponent Emus. Their legs are among the strongest of any animals, allowing them to rip metal wire fences. They are endowed with good eyesight and hearing, which allows them to detect predators in the vicinity. The plumage on an eye varies regionally, matching the surrounding environment and improving its camouflage.
Credit: image and text adapted from Wikipedia: Emu

February 5, 2011
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