Cakes, Cookies, and Candy


Associate the letter C with the /k/ sound (e.g., the /k/ sound in carrot, coconut, crunch).


Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • crunch
  • carrot
  • cake
  • cookie
  • candy
  • can


  • Picture cards (see below) in a container or can without sharp edges
  • Paper-sack puppet labeled “Cade Puppet” (see below)
  • Crunch Cookies and Candy target text (see below)
  • Writing practice page (see below)
  • Snacks that start with the letter C (optional)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will help the puppet Cade crunch on snacks and will practice saying the /k/ sound in words that start with the letter C, such as can, crunch, carrot, cake, and cookie.

Practice the skill within an activity
Help Cade crunch on snacks

  • Assemble the Cade Puppet using a paper sack and the graphic (see below).
  • Display the puppet to the children and explain that Cade wants to crunch on snacks that start with the /k/ sound.
  • Write the letter C on the board and explain that the letter C sometimes makes the /k/ sound.
  • Place the picture cards (see below) in a can.
  • Invite the children to choose a picture card from the can and then read the word together.
  • Help the children decide whether or not the word on each picture card begins with the letter C.
  • If the word begins with the letter C, have the children circle the C on the graphic label while saying the /k/ sound, then allow the children to "feed" it to Cade by sliding each picture card through the slit cut under the flap of the paper bag.
  • If the word does not begin with C, discard it.
  • Emphasize that all of the snacks the children fed to Cade start with the /k/ sound.
  • Let the children eat snacks that start with the letter C (optional).

Apply the skill
Identify words with the target sound in a text

  • Read the target text Crunch Cookies and Candy (see below) to the children.
  • Have the children find and circle the letter C throughout the text, saying the /k/ sound each time they circle the letter C.
  • Read the text again and have the children make a C with their fingers every time they hear a word that starts with the /k/ sound.

Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the letter C on the writing practice page (see below).
  • Have the children produce the /k/ sound while writing the letter C.
  • Allow the children to draw pictures of things that start with the /k/ sound in the space below the letters (e.g., candy, cookie, cake, carrot).

SEEL Target Texts

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Crunch Cookies and Candy

Cade can crunch cookies.
Cade can crunch candy.
Cade can crunch cucumbers.
Cade can crunch carrots.
Cade can crunch crackers.
Cade loves to crunch cookies, candy, cucumbers, carrots, and crackers!



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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.