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:

  • Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack song (see target text below) -- sung to the tune of the chorus of It's a Small World
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Large pack horse graphic (see below) -- attach to wall at children's shoulder level
  • Snack pack graphics (see below)
  • Blindfold

State and model the objective 
Tell the children they will stack words on Jack the packhorse add sounds to the -ack ending to make words such as pack, sack, back, and stack). 

Practice the skill within an activity
Play Stack the Snack Sack on Jack's Back

  • Teach the children the song, Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack to the tune of the chorus 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.
    • Line the children up in front of the large pack horse graphic (see below) 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!"

Apply the skill (choose from the following)
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • Have children blend individual sounds into words by tapping their shoulder (beginning sound), their elbow (middle sound) and fingers (ending sound) then clap to say the whole word (e.g. /c/ tap shoulder, /a/ tap elbow, /t/ tap fingers = cat clap hands).
    • /b/ /a/ /ck/ = back
    • /s/ /a/ /ck/ = sack
    • /J/ /a/ /ck/ = Jack
    • /p/ /a/ /ck/ = pack
  • With word blending cards (see below), 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 beginning sounds and the -ack ending to make words 
(e.g., /s/ -ack) and spell new -ack words.

Materials

  • Large pack horse picture, snack pack pictures
  • Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack song 
  • Blindfold or small towel, sticky tack or tape

Activity: Stack the Sacks on Jack

  • Have your child teach you the Stack and Pack the Sack on Jack song. Use words provided if necessary.
  • Play a game similar to "Pin the Tail" on the Donkey. Blindfold your child and give him or her a snack sack picture with sticky tack or tape. Say, "Stack the snack sack on Jack!"  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.
  • Take the snack sacks off Jack. On the back of each snack sack, help your child write words ending in -ack. Take turns writing the different parts of the word (write the beginning letter of the word and have your child write the -ack ending and vice versa). 
  • Help your child read the -ack words as he or she stacks them on Jack's back.
  • Send the packhorse picture with the -ack words to school with your child to share with a teacher and a friend.
  • The activity can be repeated several times. snack-packs-and-song
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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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