Practice Writing the Letter E

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handwriting worksheets for the letter e in zaner bloser style 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

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
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Printable Handwriting Paper that Coordinates with The Handwriting Lessons

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For smaller rule see the bottom of the ZB Animations Home Page: Donna Young's Manuscript Handwriting Animations
14 mm Rule

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14 mm Rule

Two Lessons

Elm - Coloring Page of American Elm

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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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