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Skill:  soft g  When “g” is followed by:
           e, i, y  it sounds like “j”.

               (There are some exceptions to this rule.)

The letter ”g” has two sounds, hard “g” and soft “g”.
The hard sound of “g” occurs more frequently. Its sound is heard in gas, got, gum, etc. Soft "g" sounds like “j”. It is heard in gem, giant, gym, etc.

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Read these words.

giraffe image gymnastics image
age general orange
bandage gentle package
cage germ page
damage hinge stage
danger language strange
emergency luggage stranger
garbage manage teenager
Angie giant margin
allergic gigantic magic
apologize gingersnap rigid
digit giraffe sluggish
engine imagine tragic
apology gymnasium gypsy
clergy gymnastics pudgy
gym gyp stingy

 

Can you think of any more soft “g” words? Write them.
Use any of the softg” spelling patterns, (ge, gi, gy).

Skill:  softg” (ge, gi, gy) = j sound (not always)

 

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Read these sentences.

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Dictation/Spelling Practice for soft "g" words (ge, gi, gy)

 

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Create your own sentences. Please include some words in your sentences that have the spelling pattern (ge, gi, gy) as in gentle, giant, & gym. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period (.), question mark (?), or exclamation point (!) Please be attentive to good penmanship skills.     

 

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Please illustrate your favorite sentence on the back.