Improve visual and audio recognition of all consonant letters and increase recall of consonants and their sounds. Lively humorous stories, special sound effects, games, rhymes, puzzles, secret messages and illustrations heighten interest. Ideal for individuals and small groups, Consonants on Parade lessons are self-directing and self correcting enabling students to work through out the lessons independently, with private evaluation.
Lesson 5: Hard and Soft G
Objectives • to strengthen visual recognition of the letter G • to develop the ability to recognize the hard sound of G in the initial, medial, and final positions • to develop the ability to recognize the soft sound of G in the initial, medial, and final positions • to reinforce the ability to recognize and discriminate between the hard and soft sounds of G
In the Lesson
Lesson 5 uses a "This Is Your Life" format to introduce the dual personality of Mr. G. The lesson introduces the sound of hard G, then teaches the sound of soft G, and, finally, asks the student to discriminate between the two sounds. Six characters, all with names containing the hard sound of the letter G, are pictured on page 1 of the activity sheets. As the narrator names each person, the students print a G on one of the three lines to indicate the position of the letter in the name. On the top half of page 2, a series of words and pictures is used to introduce the soft sound of G in initial, medial, and final positions. At this point, the narrator introduces a vowel clue for determining whether a G is hard or soft. The clue states that when G is followed by E, I, or Y, G usually has the soft sound. The exercise at the bottom of page 2 presents the students with six pictures and three possible spellings of the word represented by each picture. Using both the vowel clue and aural clues, they determine which spelling is correct for each object. On page 3 students distinguish between the hard and soft sound of G in six illustrated words. They indicate the sound of each G by circling either a nail (hard) or a cloud (soft).