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Learning the Letter “G” Sound Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan #: AELP-PHN0200


Submitted by: Candace Harrison
Email: schoolbell@prodigy.net
School/University/Affiliation: Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH Date: September 17, 2000
Grade Level: Kindergarten, 1

Subject(s):

  • Language Arts/Phonics

Duration: 30 minutes Description: This lesson will help students recognize and respond to the sound of the letter G. Students create green, glittered G’s on popsicle sticks.

Goals: NH Curriculum Framework Standard: Determine the pronunciation and meaning of words by using phonics (matching letters and combinations of letters with sounds), semantics (language sense and meaning), syntactics (sentence structure), graphs, pictures, and context as well as knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

Objectives:
1. Students will be able to recognize the uppercase letter G.
2. Students will be able to recognize and respond to the sound of the letter G at the beginning of a word.
3. Students will be able to say the G sound.

Materials:

  • alphabet chart
  • letter G’s that are pre-cut, made from oaktag (one for each student)
  • glue
  • green glitter
  • handi-wipes
  • popsicle sticks
  • sample of completed project
  • Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Procedure:
1. Introduce the letter Gg to students by pointing to it on the alphabet chart. Express the G sound. Recite words that begin with the letter G and emphasize the G sound while doing so. Ask students if they can think of other words that begin with the G sound. 2. Refer to the sample of what the students will be making (letter G covered in green glitter). Explain the directions and continue to emphasize the G sound (glue, green, glitter). Pass out the materials (letter G’s, glue, glitter, and popsicle sticks).

3. Have students dip their index fingers into the glue and trace the pre-cut letter G with the glue. [Students should have handi-wipes available on their desks.]

4. Next, have students sprinkle green glitter onto the glue. Excess glitter should be shaken into the trash or back into the container of glitter.

5. Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry and then have each student glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the letter.

6. When all of the letters are finished, read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. The students are going to pretend to be something green that grows (whatever they want to imagine). They will crouch down next to their desks as the story is read. Students will need to listen carefully to the story. Every time a word that begins with the G sound is said, the children should hold their letter G’s up in the air, stand up, and pretend to be growing.

Assessment: Students will be given a worksheet that instructs them to “draw a line from the picture of the goat to the pictures whose names begin like goat. There are six pictures on the page that begin with the letter G. Each picture that is identified is worth 1 point. The following rubric can be used:

0-1 Correct responses (points) = Novice
2-3 Correct responses (points) = Basic
3-4 Correct responses (points) = Proficient
5-6 Correct responses (points) = Advanced

Useful Internet Resource:
* Alphabet Letter Activity Sheets
Worksheets for letters A-M are available free of charge. Other worksheets can be downloaded after joining TampaRead (membership fee involved).
http://www.tampareads.com/phonics/singleletters/index.htm