Book on a Hook


Read and write words that have the -oo vowel combination.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • cook
  • hook
  • book
  • look
  • took
  • shook
  • nook
  • good


  • Books 
  • Binder clips or paper clips
  • Hooks (plastic ones for hanging towels or robes, from sock packages, or made from pipe cleaners)
  • Cookbook
  • Word blending cards (see below)
  • Hook a Book target text (see below)


The children will hook a book and read and write words with the oo vowel as in -ook, such as cook, hook, book, look, took, shook, and nook.
Practice the skill within an activity
Hook a book

  • Place out books with binder clips or paper clips attached.
  • Have the children hook a book—loop a hook onto the clip.
  • Let the children look at the book they hooked.
  • Have the children shake the book off the hook and point out that they shook the book they took—shook it off the hook.
  • Make comments such as the following:
    • "Look at the book that you got on your hook."
    • "You took a book! You can look at the book you took."
    • "You hooked a cookbook."
    • "You shook the book that you took off the hook."

Apply the skill (Choose from the activities below)
Phonological Awareness: Word Building

  • With word blending cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
    • hook —> book; look —> cook; took —> nook  
    • hook —> hood —> wood —> good

Read target words in texts (see below)

  • Engage the children in reading the target text Hook a Book
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Have the children make a list of the -ook words that they heard.

Write about the activity using target words and patterns

  • Let children write words from dictation: cook, hook, book, look, took, shook, nook.
  • Have the children write a word from dictation and then change a letter to make a new word: book, cook, took, look, shook, hook, hoof, hood, wood.

SEEL Target Texts

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Hook a Book

Look for a book. 
Look for a book on a hook.  
Look for a cookbook on a hook. 
A book! 
Look at the cookbook.  
Look at the cookbook that you took.
Is it a good book?
We took the cookbook from the hook.
We looked at the cookbook.
The cookbook was a good book!



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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C: Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.