Cakes, Cookies, and Candy


Associate the letter C with the /k/ sound as in carrot, coconut, and crunch.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

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


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

The children will help the puppet Cade crunch on snacks and say the /k/ sound in words that start with the letter C, such as can, crunch, carrot, cake, and cookie.

Literacy Activities
Help Cade crunch on snacks

  • Assemble the Cade puppet using a paper sack and the graphic.
  • 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 in a can, invite the children to take turns choosing a picture card from the can, then read the word together.
  • Help the children decide whether the word on each picture card begins with the letter C.
    • If the word begins with the letter C, have the child circle the C on the graphic label while saying the /k/ sound before "feeding" it to Cade.
    • If the word doesn’t begin with C, have the child place it in a discard pile.
  • Explain that the snacks the children fed to Cade start with the /k/ sound, then let the children eat some of the same snacks (optional).

More Practice
Identify words with the target sound in a text

  • Read the Crunch Cookies and Candy target text 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 produce the /k/ sound as they write the letter C on the writing practice page.
  • 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 lowercase 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.