What Do You Like to Lick?
Contrast short vowel words that end in -ck with long vowels words that end in silent e (e.g., –ike and –ake).
Contrast short and long vowel words that end in the same final consonant.
Read texts with short and long vowel words.
- lick, like
- shack, shake
- snack, snake
- sack, sake
- back, bake
- at, ate
- bit, bite
- Snack Shack sign (see below)
- Word cards listing things to buy at a snack shack: a gummy snake; a shake to sip; a treat on a stick, lime candy to lick; a sack of chips; a slice of baked cake; a stick of black licorice, ice cream cone to lick; slice of lime to lick; candy sticks to lick, bits of crackers to bite, flecks and flakes of chocolate
- Pictures of snacks or pretend snacks
- Sack for the snacks
- Go to a Snack Shack to get a Shake target text (see below)
- What do you Like to Lick? target text (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will compare short vowel and long vowel words by going to a snack shack. State that short vowel words that end in the /k/ sound are spelled with -ck (e.g., lick, pick, pack) while long vowel words that end in /k/ are spelled with silent e (e.g., lake, bake, make, like, bike).
Have children read the following word pairs and contrast the short and long vowel sounds and spellings: Lick - like, shack – shake, snack – snake, tack – take, at – ate, lack – lake, back – bake, sack – sake, sit – site
Practice the skill within an activity
- Snack Shack
- Set up one area of the room as the “Snack Shack.”
- Place pretend snacks or word cards of snacks in the shack for the children to buy.
- Have the children take turns going to the snack shack to get a sack of snacks to lick or shake.
- Have the children read the items for sale (written on cards): a shake to sip, a treat on a stick, lime candy to lick, a slice of lime to lick, a sack of chips, a sack with snacks, a slice of cake, a stick of black licorice, candy sticks to lick, a snack of gummy snakes, ice cream cone to lick, bits of crackers to bite, flecks and flakes of chocolate.
- Let the children decide which snack they like and want to take. Comment on what a nice price the snacks are. Have the children pretend to purchase their chosen snack, and then put the snack in a sack.
- Comment on which snacks children can lick and which snacks they can shake (e.g. shake a candy snake, shake a sack of snacks, lick an ice cream cone, lick a cool milk shake).
- As children leave the snack shack, remind them not to forget their sack of snacks.
Apply the skill
- Read and write target words
- Make a list of things you can lick and things you can’t lick (e.g. you can lick ice cream, but you can’t lick a lizard). Ask the children to comment on which things they like to (or can) lick and which they don’t like to (or shouldn’t) lick.
- Have the children contrast the short and long vowel words in the two lists.
- Engage the children in interactive reading of the texts below.
SEEL Target Texts
Go to a Snack Shack to get a Shake
We’ll get a shake and a sack of snacks at the shack.
What snacks are for sale at the snack shack?
They sell gummy snakes and limes.
What crazy snacks!
The Snack Shack has nice prices.
Pick snacks to pack and take home.
Take a bit and a bite of baked cake.
Never mind - put the baked cake back.
Grab an ice cream cone for your snack.
It’s hot, so drips and drops slip and slide down the side of the cone.
Lick up all the drops and drips.
Sit at this site to lick the ice cream.
Take a shake home.
Take the snacks home.
For goodness sake, don’t forget the sack!
Take a sack of snacks to lick or shake.
Shake your sack of snacks.
What do you Like to Lick?
Do you like to lick an ice cream cone?
Do you like to lick up drips?
Do you like to lick the drops?
Do you like to lick a slice of lime?
Do you like to lick lime candy?
Do you like to lick a popsicle?
Do you like to lick ice cream on a stick?
Do you like to lick the drips and drops?
Do you like to lick the stick?
Do you like to lick chocolate?
Do you like to lick flecks and flakes of chocolate?
Do you like to lick gummy bears?
Do you like to lick gummy snakes?
There is a lot of yummy food to lick.
What do you like to lick?
What Do You Like to Lick?