Letter Recognition is one of
the factors that are a predictor of a child’s readiness to read. It is
imperative that a child is able to recognize letters and the phonemes
produce. Students will be able to recognize the grapheme G in its upper
lower case form. They will also be able to produce the corresponding
the letter lgl.
of person drinking a glass of milk
board/ smart board/ chalk board
of objects with and without lgl
sentence strips with tongue twisters written on them
with pictures of objects
- Who can tell me
what sound our throats make when we are so thirsty and quickly drink a
glass of cold milk? Gulp Gulp Gulp! Right! This is the same sound the letter G
makes when we read it in a word.
- Go over how what shape your mouth
makes and how the back of your throat moves when making the sound for
- Allow the
students to make the “gulp gulp” sound
while raising a glass to their mouth.
- In order to assess
the students’ prior knowledge of the sound g, I will ask the students
what words they know that have the sound lgl in them. Places, people,
objects, animals, anything they can think of. I will write them on the
board so the students can visually see me write the letter g with other
- If the student gives
an incorrect word, I will applaud the student for the effort but tell
him or her the correct phoneme they used
and point out that the sound lgl is not in the word.
- I will then hold up
pictures of objects that include the sound lgl and also pictures that do
not include it. We will say the name of the object all together and
then the students will tell me if the lgl is in this word.
- We will read
sentence strips with tongue twisters stressing the sound lgl.
gave the goat
some grapes in the garden.
ggggave the gggggoat some gggggrapes in the gggggarden.)
got the group
to go to the grocery store.
ggggot the ggggroup to ggggo to the ggggrocery store.)
are great to
give to grumpy Gary.
ggggreat to gggive to gggrumpy Ggggary.)
- “Now let’s practice
writing the letter g. I bet you all can make beautiful g’s!” I will
hand out primary paper to each student. “When writing the upper case G,
you start at the rooftop, make a curve past the fence, and then hit the
sidewalk, and go back to the fence, where you will make a flat line.
Great job friends! Now let’s practice the lower case letter g. You will
only stay below the fence this time. You start at the fence and make a
little circle, by going down to the sidewalk and back up to the fence.
Then, starting at the fence on the right side of the circle, you dip
down past the side walk, make a curve and go back up to the sidewalk.”
The students will be given a worksheet with different objects on it.
The students will be asked the circle every object with the sound lgl in it. If they would
like, they students can write the name of the object next to the
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