Stack the Sacks

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ack to make words such as pack, sack, back, and snack.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • pack
  • sack
  • back
  • snack
  • stack

Materials:

  • Word blending cards 
  • Large packhorse graphic 
  • Snack pack graphics 
  • Blindfold
  • Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack song

Overview
The children will stack words on Jack the packhorse as they add sounds to the -ack ending to make words such as pack, sack, back, and stack

Literacy Activities
Play Stack the Snack Sack on Jack's Back

  • Teach the children the Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack song to the tune of "It's a Small World."
  • Play a game similar to pin the tail on the donkey, called Stack the Snack Sack on Jack's Back.
    • Have the children line up in front of the large packhorse graphic that's attached to the wall.
    • Blindfold a child and give him or her a snack sack picture with sticky tack or tape on the back.
    • Have the child try to tack his or her snack sack on Jack's back while everyone else sings the song.
    • When he or she puts the snack sack on Jack, have everyone call out together, "Jack has a snack pack sack on his back!"

More Practice
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds

  • Have children blend individual sounds into words by tapping their head (beginning sound) and their toes (-ack sound) then clap to say the whole word.
    • b + ack = back
    • s + ack = sack
    • j + ack = Jack
    • p + ack = pack
  • With word blending cards, have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
    • Change the beginning sound: back → sack; sack → Jack; Jack → pack
    • Change the ending sound: back → bad; sack → sat; pack → pan
    • Change the middle sound: back → buck; sack → sock; pack → pick

SEEL Target Texts

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Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack

(sung to the tune of the chorus of It's a Small World)

Stack and pack the sack on Jack.
Stack and pack the sack on Jack.
Stack and pack the sack on Jack.
Stack, stack, stack on Jack!

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Objective 
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ack to make words such as pack, sack, back, and snack.

Materials

  • Large packhorse picture 
  • Snack sack graphics
  • Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack song 
  • Blindfold 

Activity: Stack the Sacks on Jack

  • Have your child teach you the Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack song. 
  • Play a game similar to pin the tail on the donkey with Jack the packhorse.
    • Blindfold your child and say, "Stack the snack sack on Jack!"  and sing the Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack song while your child tries to pack the snack sack on Jack.
  • Repeat as many times as desired, taking turns, so that Jack has a stack of snack sacks on his back.
  • As your child takes the snack sacks off Jack, help your child write words ending in -ack on the sacks.
  • Help your child read the -ack words as he or she stacks them on Jack's back.
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Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.D: Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.C: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.

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