This song is available on AlphaSongs.
Stevie Lee McGee loves the letter E. In this song he talks about how thelong E sound can make you smile when you say it. (It's a fact, you can't say a long E sound without smiling). Use a hand mirror to compare the mouth's shape while saying long and short E's. Think of words with E sounds and use the mirror to help distinguish long and short E sounds.
When reading with your child, identify words in the text that contain E sounds. If your child discovers a word with a silent E, discuss how the letter E has another job -- sometimes by staying quiet, E can make another letter change its sound.
Because letter E does so many things, it appears more often than almost any other alphabet letter (this is why it is worth only one point in Scrabble). Count E's on a page and see if this isn't true!
The letter E is fun for me
It makes me happy as can be
The reason why is plain to see
My name is Stevie Lee McGee
My names all have so many E's
I learned the sound when I was three
Just saying E can make you grin
Say E and watch your smile begin
But wait! The letter E gets better
It's really quite a special letter
The thing that makes it so much fun
It makes two sounds instead of one
It makes the sound of 'eh' in red
And net and bed and jet and bread
And egg and edge and nest and head
And names like Ted and Chet and Fred
So if you think that E goes 'eh'
You're right, it does, in words like set
And peg and leg and let and bet
And elephant - but don't forget
It also sounds like 'ee' 'ee' 'ee'
In words like free and see and tree
And clean and flea and bean and she
And me! I'm Stevie Lee McGee
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Many thanks to Greg Whitfield for permission to publish his lyrics and lesson suggestions from AlphaSongs, a collection of 26 original songs, one for each letter in the alphabet.
Copyright © 1996 Greg Whitfield. All rights reserved.