Green Means Go
Recognize and name the uppercase letter G and lowercase g.
- Big letter cards (see below)
- Green G (see below)
- Letter cards (see below)
- Garbage bag with a G on it
- G color page (see below)
- Explore for G letter page (see below)
- G writing practice (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they are going to play a game like Red Light, Green Light as they recognize and name the uppercase letter G and the lowercase letter g.
Practice the skill within an activity
G Means Go.
- 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 line up side-by-side facing the same direction.
- Have the children wait for the teacher to hold up a letter from the opposite side of the room.
- Tell the children to take one step forward and say, “G means go!” if they see the letter G or stay in place and say, “That is not a G” if the letter card shows some other letter.
- Tell the children that if they see a green G, then they should say, “Green G!” and gallop as quickly as they can.
Go Get Gs.
- Place G and g letter cards and distractor letters around the room, and spread out a garbage bag and tape a letter G on it.
- Have the children go get the Gs when the teacher says, “Go!”
- When the children find a G or g letter card have them say, “I found a G! I’ll put my G in the garbage bag.”
- Make sure that the child doesn't put any of the distractor letters in the G garbage bag.
- If a child mistakenly places a distractor letter in the G garbage bag, help the child compare their letter with the G or g on the whiteboard.
Apply the skill
Find the target letter mixed in with other letters (see below).
- Tell the children they will find more Gs on a paper.
- Display the page of mixed up letters and have the children find and circle the uppercase Gs and lowercase gs.
- Have the children say, “I found a G!” every time they circle a uppercase or lowercase letter G.
- Give the children the writing practice page (see below).
- Let the children trace the Gs then write the Gs on their own using the lines as a guide.
- Let the children color their Gs green (optional).
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
Green Means Go