Some of the first Spanish words students learn are those about their main job: learning. School is escuela. Studying is estudiar. Students form teams, or equipos, in classes and on the field. “E” is the second vowel (vocal) in the Spanish alphabet (alfabeto or abecedario) and is called «la e». This free Spanish Letter E worksheet is designed to help students practice «la e» while learning Spanish “E” vocabulary.
Unlike in English where sounds are highly variable, in Spanish, «la e» is almost exclusively pronounced with one sound. (Exceptions to the single Spanish “e” sound most often exist when a string of vowels form another sound, called a dipthong or tripthong, such as in cuerpo and fuera, or with regional and dialectal differences.)
However, since phonetic alphabets vary wildly or are difficult to understand, the easiest way to learn to pronounce «la e» is to hear it over and over and to practice. Try one of these two videos to hear and practice the sound.
- Forming capital “E”
- Forming lowercase “E”
- Identifying capital “E”
- Identifying lowercase “E”
- Familiarization with “E” vocabulary and a common infinitive
- la e
- las es
In this two-page printable, you’ll find preschool- and kindergarten-oriented activities involving «la e», such as practicing formation of capital letters (mayúsculas) and lowercase letters (minúsculas) and being introduced to “E” vocabulary. Because of the age group targeted, directions are scaffolded in English and Spanish or use English/Spanish cognates.
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Ideas for Use
This free Spanish Letter E worksheet is geared toward students in preschool or kindergarten but is great for any student who needs a little extra letter and Spanish vocabulary practice.