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Do You Hear
The /g/ Sound?


Create a large ladybug shape using red poster board. Draw a black line down the middle of the shape. Give each child a self-sticking black dot. Let each student come forward as you say a word. If the word begins with the /g/ sound, the child presses the dot on the left side of the line. If the word ends with the /g/ sound, the black dot is pressed to the right of the black line.

Words That Begin With the /g/ Sound
ghost, gift, girl, gate, golf, gorilla, guitar, goat, game, gum, gutter, goose, grandmother, garden, grape

Words That End With the /g/ Sound
egg, bag, dog, flag, dig, fog, hug, leg, frog, rug, rag, twig, tag, plug, wig


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