Read and write words with the vowel pattern -oo as in book, look, took, hook.
- Hook or hook made from a pipe cleaner
- Cookbook with the gook recipes (see below)
- A bowl, mixing spoons, measuring cups and spoons for cooking the gook
- Ingredients for gook 1:
- glue solution: 1 cup of glue, 3/4 cup water
- borax solution: 1/2 cup hot water, 2 tsp of Borax
- Mix 2 Tbsp glue solution with 2 tsp of borax solution to make the gook
- Ingredients for Gook 2 (salt dough):
- 1 cup salt and 2 cups flour mixed into a bowl
- 1 cup water slowly stirred into the mixture
- Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes
- Who Took the Cookbook target text (see below)
- A Cook Cooked Gook target text (see below)
- My Cookbook target text (see below)
The children will make or pretend to make gook from a cookbook and will read and write words that end in -ook, such as took, book, look, cook, shook, and crook.
Practice the skill within an activity
Look for the cookbook
- Make a cookbook (see below) by putting pages together with a binder clip.
- Place a hook through a loop in the binder clip and hide the cookbook.
- Ask the children to look for a cookbook that someone took.
- Ask, "who took the cookbook?" and "Was it a crook who took the cookbook?"
- Find the book on the hook and say, “a crook did not take the book.”
Cook gook from a cookbook
- Allow the children to "cook" gook by shaking ingredients into a bowl.
- Comment on how the cooks shook in flour as they worked to cook the gook.
- Bring out gook and shake the gook.
- Have the children get gook on the cookbook and shake the gook off the cookbook.
Apply the skill
Read target words in texts (see below)
- Engage the children in reading the target text Who Took the Cookbook?
- Read the text again, fading support.
- Have the children make a list of the -ook words.
- Repeat with the target texts A Cook Cooked Gook and My Cookbook.
Write about the activity using target words and patterns
- Display a word wall with -ook words: crook, took, look, cookbook, hook, shook, cook, gook.
- Ask the children to write about how they got to look for the cookbook, find a book on a hook, and use the cookbook to cook gook.
SEEL Target Texts
I started to look for my cookbook.
I looked up and down and all over town.
Then I found my cookbook one day on a hook!
Into my bowl I shook things I needed to cook.
My food tasted yummy in my tummy.
I'm glad that I found my cookbook!
A Cook Cooked Gook
A cook book!
The cook took the cook book.
The cook took a look in the cookbook.
The cook took flour.
The cook shook the flour into the bowl.
The cook took salt and water.
The cook shook the salt and water into the bowl.
The cook used the cookbook to cook gook.
Who Took the Cookbook?
We did not know who took the cookbook.
We thought that maybe a crook took the cookbook.
We looked and looked for the cookbook.
A crook did not take the cookbook.
The cookbook was up on a hook.
We cooked gook using the recipe in the cookbook.
We shook gook off of the cookbook.
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.