Book on a Hook
- Binder clips or paper clips
- Hooks (plastic ones or ones made from pipe cleaners)
- Word-building cards *
- Hook a Book target text*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
The children will hook a book, and read and write words with the short oo spelling as in cook, hook, book, look, took, shook, and nook.
Hook a book
- Place out books with binder clips or paper clips attached.
- Have the children hook a book (loop a hook through the clip).
- Let the children look at the book they hooked.
- Have the children shake the book while you point out that they shook the book they took 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."
With word-building cards (found below), have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
- Change the beginning consonant: hook→ book, look→ cook, took→ nook, wood→ good
- Change the ending consonant: hook→ hood, woof→ wood, hoof→ hook
Read target words in texts
- Engage the children in reading the target text Hook a Book (found below).
- 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 -oo words from dictation (e.g., cook, hook, book, look, took, shook, nook, hood).
SEEL Target Texts
Hook a Book
Look for a book.
Look for a book on a hook.
Look for a cookbook on a hook.
Look at the cookbook.
Look at the cookbook that you took.
Is it a good book?
We looked at the cookbook.
The cookbook was a good book!
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
Book on a Hook