Give the Gift

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • gift
  • get
  • give
  • good

Materials:

  • Gift bag (tape or write the letter G on the outside)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Music

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will give a gift with the letter G inside as they recognize and name the uppercase letter G and lowercase letter g.

Practice the skill within an activity

Give the gift

  • Write the uppercase letter G and lowercase letter g on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the G and g in the air with their fingers.
  • Have the children sit in a circle.
  • Start the music and say, “Give the gift!”
  • As the music is playing, have the children pass the gift bag around the circle and say “Give the gift” each time the gift bag is passed.
  • When the music stops, say “Get the gift!” and have the children stop passing the bag. Have the child who is holding the bag reach in and choose a letter.
  • Have the child show the class the letter. Identify the letter as a group.
  • If the letter is a G, have the children say “G is a good gift!” and put the letter in the middle of the circle. If the letter is not a G, have the children say “_ is not a good gift!” and discard the letter.
  • Repeat until all letter card “gifts” have been chosen out of the gift bag.

Apply the skill

Write the target letter while playing Teacher Says (a game similar to Simon Says)

  • Explain that the children will write letters, but only if you say “Teacher says.” Tell the children that if you do not say, “Teacher says” then they should not write the letter.
  • Hold up a G (or lowercase g) letter card from the gift bag game and say “Teacher says ‘Write the letter G.’” Have the children write the letter G (or lowercase G) in the air or on the floor with their fingers.
  • Hold up a distractor letter card from the gift bag game (i.e., S, O, x, m) and say “Write the letter”. If children begin writing a letter remind them that you did not say, “Teacher says.”
  • Continue the game, letting the children write the letter G using their finger and surfaces around the room or using a paper and pencil.

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

Materials

  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Bag (e.g., gift bag/grocery bag/tote bags) - write the letter G on the bag
  • Music

Activity: Give the Gift

  • Start the music and pass the gift back and forth.
  • As the music is playing, say, "Give the gift," each time the gift bag is passed.
  • When the music stops, say, "Get the gift!" and have the children stop passing the bag. Have whoever is holding the bag reach in and choose a letter.
  • Identify the letter together. 
  • If the letter is a G, have your child say, "G is a good gift!" and put the letter in a good gift pile. If the letter is not a G, have your child say, "_ is not a good gift!" and discard the letter.
  • Repeat until all letter card "gifts" have been chosen out of the gift bag.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Letter-Cards

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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