The Letter G
The Letter GAs students begin to learn their ABCs they’ll arrive at the letter G. The seventh letter in the alphabet, G falls in the ten least-frequently used letters of the alphabet. Nonetheless, G’s an important letter, because without it we wouldn’t have games to play, glasses to drink from or see through, or gifts to give. In addition, we’d have trouble singing, laughing, or even playing tag! Preschool and Kindergarten students can use alphabet games and letter games to learn the letter G and the other letters in the alphabet. As they achieve letter recognition and begin to read and write, they can move on to spelling games. If students learn to write the letters of the alphabet in order, G will be the first letter they encounter that goes below the bottom writing line. Students can practice tracing letters to get a feel for the shape of the G and how far it reaches below the line. As they practice on their own, their lowercase Gs will get neater and more uniform. In reading, make sure that students are familiar with the different styles of lowercase G. The double-story G (g) is common in newsprint and some other printing. The single-story G (g) is used in printed handwriting. Students will need to learn to recognize both forms as a lowercase G when they read. Practice identifying letters in text like newspapers, magazines, books, and handwriting will help your students learn the letter G in its printed forms.