A Green Gown

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter G and lowercase letter g.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • gorgeous
  • green
  • gown
  • glue

Materials:

  • Gown graphic (enlarged) (see below) or large piece of white butcher paper with gown drawn on it
  • Green goop (e.g., green finger paint, or liquid starch, watered down glue, vanilla pudding, or flour and water mixture dyed green)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Letter Cards (see below)
  • Green crayons
  • Letter identification page

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will help to make a gorgeous gown as they practice identifying and writing the uppercase letter G and the lowercase letter g.

Practice the skill within an activity

Green gown

  • Write the uppercase letter G and lowercase letter on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the G and g in the air with their fingers.
  • Invite the children to help you make a gorgeous (very pretty) gown as you lay the enlarged gown graphic (see below) or gown on butcher paper on a table or the floor.
  • Have the children take turns painting the green goop on the gown. As they paint, say together, “Get green goop on the gown.”
  • Have the children write the letter G and g with their index finger in the goop on the gown and say, “G on the green gown.”
    • Clean the children’s fingers as soon as they are done writing in the green goop.
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below) and have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Decide together whether or not each letter is a G (or lowercase g); if the letter is a G, put it near the green gown, if the letter is not a G, discard it.
  • Have the children glue the G and g letter cards on the gown and say, “Glue G on the green gown.”

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

  • Display the page of mixed up letters (see below) and have the children find the G and g letters.
  • Have the children trace the G and g letters using a green crayon.
  • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as the letter G, have the child compare the letter to the G or on the whiteboard.
  • Point out the letter G in the word Green on the crayon.

Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the letter G and g on a piece of paper using a green crayon.
  • Let the children cut out the letters and tape or glue them to the gorgeous green gown.

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter G and the lowercase letter g.

Materials

  • Gown graphic and letter cards (see below)
  • Green goop (e.g., liquid starch, watered down glue, vanilla pudding, or flour and water mixture dyed green or green finger paint)
  • Paintbrush (optional)

Activity: A Green Gown

  • With your child, use a paintbrush or your fingers to get the green goop on the gown. 
  • Help your child write the letter G (and lowercase g) several times in the goop on the gown with his or her finger, and say, "G on the green gown."
  • Take turns gluing G and g letter cards on the green gown, saying, "Glue G on the green gown."
  • Point to a G or g on the gorgeous green gown, and have your child identify the letter.

Gown-and-Letters

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.

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