I Like to Lick a Candy Stick
- lick, like
- tack, take
- bit, bite
- mad, made
- sit, site
- sack, sake
- rip, ripe
- Word cards*
- Lick vs. Bite chart*
- Matching Word Pairs handout*
- Lick Drips from Sticks and Cones target text*
- What Do You Like to Lick? target text*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
The children will compare short- and long-vowel words (e.g., lick vs. like) as they decide if they like to lick a candy stick or want to bite a bit of cake.
Would you lick or bite it?
- Contrast some short- and long-vowel word pairs written on the board (e.g., lick vs. like, bit vs. bite, mad vs. made, sit vs. site).
- Tell the children that there are foods that they can lick and foods that they can bite.
- Let the children think of foods they would like to lick or get a bit to bite.
- Display the Lick vs. Bite chart (found below)
- Ask the children if they would like to lick or get a bit of the foods listed on the chart to bite.
- Make a check in each cell of the chart that corresponds to the food that most children would like to lick or get a bit to bite.
Read contrasting short- and long-vowel words
- Create a T-chart to contrast short- and long-vowel words by labeling one side Short-vowel words and labeling the other side Long-vowel words.
- Place a short- and long-vowel word pair from the set of word cards (found below) in the T-chart.
- Have the children place more word pairs from the set of word cards in the columns or write short- and long-vowel word pairs from dictation.
Match short-vowel to long-vowel words
- Demonstrate how to do the Matching Word Pairs handout (found below) where the children will match short-vowel words to their long-vowel counterpart.
- Let the children, in pairs or small groups, match the pairs on the handout. Assist as needed.
Engage the children in interactive reading of texts
- Read the What Do You Like to Lick? target text to the children.
- Engage the children in reading the target text with you.
- Ask the children to read the text independently.
- Have the children take turns reading the text to a partner in paired reading.
- Read the Lick Drips from Sticks and Cones target text to the children
- Invite the children to read Lick Drips from Sticks with you.
- Read the text again, fading support.
- Invite the children to circle short-vowel words and draw a box around long-vowel words in the displayed text.
SEEL Target Texts
What Do You Like to Lick?
We love all types of food!
Some foods we lick and some foods we bite.
Would you lick or bite a candy cane?
Would you lick or bite ice cream?
Would you lick or bite a lime gumdrop?
Would you lick or bite a candy stick?
Would you lick or bite a cake?
Would you lick or bite a hot dog?
Would you lick or bite a grape?
Would you lick or bite a ripe banana?
We would bite a lime gumdrop, a cake, a hot dog, a grape, and a ripe banana.
We would lick a candy cane, ice cream, and a candy stick.
Lick Drips from Sticks and Cones
Don’t put an ice cream cone in a sack.
Don’t put a shake in a sack.
Find a site to sit and lick ice cream from a stick or cone.
Drips and drops will slip and slide down the side of the cone.
Drips and drops will slip and slide down the side of a stick.
Lick up all the drops and drips.
Lick drips and drops from the cone or stick.
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
I Like to Lick a Candy Stick