green means go
Recognize and name the letter G.
- Garbage bag with a G on it
- Green G*
- Large letter cards*
- Small letter cards*
- G color page*
- G identification page*
- G writing practice*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children they will play a game like "Red Light, Green Light" as they recognize and name the letter G.
G Means Go
- Write the letter G on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the G in the air with their fingers.
- Have the children line up side-by-side facing the same direction.
- Review and identify the large letter cards with the children.
- Explain the following to the children before playing the G means Go game:
- If you see a plain letter G: take one step forward and say, “G means go!”
- If you see a green letter G: say, “Green G!” and gallop as quickly as you can.
- If you see a letter that is NOT a G: stay in place and say, “That is not a G.”
- Hold up one large letter card (found below) at a time and let the children do the appropriate action until they reach you.
Go Get Gs
- Place the small letter cards (found below) around the room, and hold a garbage bag with a letter G on it.
- Have the children go get the Gs when you say, “Go!”
- When the children find a G letter card have them say, “I found a G! I’ll put my G in the garbage bag.”
- Make sure that the children don't put any of the distractor letters in the G garbage bag, supporting as needed.
Find the target letter mixed in with other letters
- 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 Gs.
- Have the children say, “I found a G!” every time they circle a letter G.
- Give the children the writing practice page.
- Let the children trace the Gs and 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 lowercase letters in the alphabet.
Green Means Go