On the Dock
Read and write words ending with the -ck digraph.
- Snacks (e.g., cheese sticks, pretzel sticks, sticks of candy) or pictures of snacks
- Lunch sacks
- Large towel for pretend dock
- Rocks and sticks or pictures of rocks and sticks
- Dock and sunblock graphics
- Word cards
- Index cards or small pieces of paper
- On the Dock target text
Tell the children that they will pretend to eat snacks on a dock and read and write words ending with –ck, such as snack, sack, dock, rock, stick, and quick.
Rocks, sticks, and snacks on the dock
- Write the words dock, rock and stick on the board, point out the -ck, and explain that c and k written together make the /k/ sound.
- Lay a large towel on the floor as a pretend dock and put rocks, sticks, and sunblock on it (use real objects or graphics below).
- Invite the children sit on the "dock" and toss rocks and sticks into pretend water.
- Say, “Quick! Get the sunblock!” and have the children to pretend to put on sunblock.
- Have the children pack real or pretend snacks in a paper sack.
- Let the children sit on the "dock" and eat the snacks from the sack.
- Help the children label the graphics dock, rock, stick, sunblock, and snack, and underline the -ck at the end of each word.
Words in a sack
- Label three paper sacks –ick, –ack, and –ock.
- Have the children take turns reading a word card then have them put the card in the sack with the matching word ending.
- Give the children paper sacks and index cards or small pieces of paper.
- Let the children use a -ck wordlist to write words like snack, sack, dock, rock, stick, and quick on index cards or paper and put them in their sacks.
- Ask the children to trade sacks then have them sit on the pretend dock and read the words on the cards in the sack to a partner.
Read target words in a text
- Read the On the Dock target text to the children.
- Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you.
- Read the text together again fading support.
- Have the children list the words from the text spelled with -ck.
Write about the activity using target words/patterns
- Have the children use the -ck wordlist they created and help them write a sentence or two expressing ideas from the lesson (e.g., I like to eat my snack on the dock).
SEEL Target Texts
On the Dock
He wanted to have a snack.
He put on sunblock
And went to the dock,
And ate the snack in his sack.
There once was a boy named Rick.
Who liked to carry a stick.
He went to the dock
And sat on a rock
And threw in his stick; he’s quick.
On the Dock