Read and write words ending with the -ck digraph.
- Black Backpack – 1 for each team
- Box – 1 for each team
- –ck items (e.g., snacks, tracks, rocks, socks); if unavailable, pictures of –ck items (see below) – 1 set for each team
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will race to a black backpack and read and write words ending in -ck.
Practice the skill with an activity
- Write the words black, back, and pack on the board, point out the -ck ending, and explain that when c and k are written together they make the /k/ sound.
- Split the children into an even number of teams.
- In a relay race type of activity, have the children pick -ck items out of a box of assorted items.
- The child will say the name of the item, then run and put it into a black backpack before going back and tagging the next child in line.
- The next child in line will repeat the actions of the previous child, picking a new -ck word from the box.
- Repeat steps until all -ck items are in the backpacks.
Apply the skill
Read target words in a text
- Pull each –ck item from the black backpack and write its name for the children to see.
- Read the name of each item together with the children.
- Emphasize the –ck ending of each word and the /k/ sound that it makes.
Write about the activity using target words
- Have the children write the list of –ck items on their paper and underline the –ck ending in each word.
- Invite the children to use the -ck words to fill the prompt, "I found ____ in the black backpack."
- Have the children write the sentence using another child's name and what that child pulled out of the backpack.
- Repeat with one more child's name and another -ck word.
SEEL At Home
Read and write words ending in -ck.
- Black crayon or marker
Activity: Pack the Backpack
- With your child, look around your house for things that end in -ck (i.e., sack, rock, clock, duck, truck, stick) and pack them in a backpack.
- When the backpack is full, take turns pulling an item out of the backpack, identifying it, and writing the word on a piece of paper with a black crayon or marker (support as needed).
- Point out that the two letters c and k make the /k/ sound when they are together.
- Use the list you made as a checklist and check off the words as you repack the items into the backpack.
- Have fun being silly by trying to walk backwards or like a duck as you take the items back and put them away.