Gorgeous Green Gown


Associate the uppercase letter G and lowercase letter g with the /g/ sound (e.g., green, girl, gloves).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • girl
  • gorgeous
  • green
  • gown
  • glue
  • go


  • Girl in Gown graphic (see below) enlarged or drawn on a large piece of butcher paper
  • Picture cards (see below) 
  • Green crayons/pencils/markers
  • Gold and green glitter (optional)
  • Writing practice page(see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will decorate a gorgeous gown (a beautiful dress) as they practice saying the /g/ sound in words that begin with the letter G such as goat, grass and grapes.

Practice the skill within an activity

Decorate the green gown

  • Write the letters G and on a whiteboard (emphasizing the /g/ sound).
  • Show the children the enlarged copy of the girl in the gown graphic (see below) and explain that the girl only wants things that start with G on her gorgeous gown.
  • Let the children color the gown green using crayons, colored pencils or markers.
  • Mix up the picture cards (see below) and have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Decide together whether or not each word begins with the /g/ sound. If the word begins with a G, glue it to the green gown. If the word does not begin with a G, discard it.
  • Have the children add gold and green glitter to the gown (optional).

Apply the skill (choose from the following)

Read target words

  • As a group, write a list of all of the pictures glued on the gorgeous green gown. Ask the children to think of other words that start with the /g/ sound.
  • Read the words together having the children emphasize the /g/ sound as they read each word (e.g., /g//g/ - gloves).

Write the target letter (see below)

  • Give the children the writing practice page and have them write the uppercase letter G and the lowercase letter g, while producing the /g/ sound (provide support as needed).
  • Have the children draw a picture of something that begins with the /g/ sound in the space below the letters.
  • Emphasize that the letter G makes the /g/ sound.


SEEL At Home

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Associate the uppercase letter G (and lowercase g) with the /g/ sound (e.g., girl, gown, grass).


  • Girl in a gown graphic (see below)
  • Picture cards (see below)
  • Green crayon or marker
  • Glue
  • Glitter (optional)

Activity: Gorgeous Green Gown

  • Have your child color the gown green.
  • Place the picture cards face down on the table.
  • Take turns turning the cards over, stating what they are, and then gluing them on the girl's green gown.
  • Emphasize the /g/ sound by saying phrases like, "Let's glue a ghost on the girl's green gown," or "G___ goes on the girl's green gown."
  • Glue glitter on the girl's green gown (optional).
  • Write a list of all the items on the girl's green gown using a green crayon or marker. Let your child write the G at the beginning of each word on the list.
  • Read the list with your child. Ask what sound he or she heard at the beginning of the words on the list (the /g/ sound).
  • The activity can be repeated several times.



See More

1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.