Words that Begin with the Letter G (soft /j/ sound): Activity Sheet: Modern Manuscript: Trace (print) the words that begin with the letter G. Activity Sheet: Standard Font: Trace (print) the words that begin with the letter G. Activity Sheet: Draw a line to the words that begin with the sound of G.
Let us look at each spelling and just when we use a particular spelling… 1.) There are five ways to spell the /j/ sound in the English language: j; g-dge-ge; d . The letter “j” makes the /j/ sound when it comes before an “a,” “o” or “u” in a word that is most often Anglo-Saxon. (My native dialect is northern Ontario English, but I haven't noticed these words being pronounced differently in other dialects.) The letter “j” makes the /j/ sound. If the soft g sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to https://phonics-teaching.com and find & print the soft g words poster. Similarly, soft g is sometimes replaced by j in some names of commercial entities, such as with "Enerjy Software", or "Majic 105.7" in Cleveland, Ohio and some names commonly spelled with j are given unusual soft g spellings such as Genna and Gennifer. All words containing DGE are listed here.
Explore the poster together. The three that come to mind are vision, pleasure, and treasure.
Practice decoding the words with the soft g sound. There are English words that have the French 'j' sound, but without the letter 'j' itself. In English, there are two different sounds for the consonants "c" and "g." A hard "g" sounds almost like a "k," as in the words great, good, and pig.A soft "g" sounds more like a "j," as in the words large, general, and giant.By contrast, a hard "c" sounds like a "k," as in the words cup, class, and fact.A soft "c" sounds like an "s" as in city, receive, and cell. abridge, abridged, abridgement, abridgements, abridger, abridgers... See the full list of words here! A vocabulary list featuring Soft G and Soft C. All of the words in the list have the soft C or soft G within them
In all three, the 's' is pronounced like French 'j'.