Flick the Stick

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ick words to make words such as flick, stick, and trick.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • flick
  • stick
  • trick
  • quick

Materials:

  • Word cards (see below)
  • Flick a Stick song (see below) sung to the tune of Happy and You Know It
  • Popsicle sticks (if possible, use a variety of colors)

State and model the objective 
Tell the children they will play a game called Flick the Stick while they add sounds to the -ick ending to make words such as flick, stick, quick, and trick.

Practice the skill within an activity

Play the flick a stick game

  • Make a 3x3 grid with masking tape on a surface (floor, table, etc.) where the children can see, and place one word card (see below) in each box. 
  • Teach the children the Flick a Stick song (see target text below) to the tune of Happy and You Know it.
  • After the children know the song relatively well, let the children pick a popsicle stick to flick. 
  • Have children, one at a time, stand at a designated starting line to flick their stick onto the -ick grid.
  • Have everyone sing the Flick a Stick song. At the end of the song the person with the stick will flick it onto the grid. 
  • Have the children read the word closest to where the stick landed (support as necessary). 
  • Let the children do a quick trick (e.g., hop on one foot, tap their head and rub their stomach, wink each eye) while those who can, click (snap) their fingers and chant the -ick word five times.

Apply the skill (choose from the following) 

Blend, segment, and spell target words

  • Write one letter on each of four sticks (e.g., p, s, t, l) then write the letters -ick on a fifth stick.
  • Have the children slide one stick together with the -ick stick then blend the sounds together to make a word. 
  • Repeat with the other sticks.
  • Say an -ick word then have the children click (snap) or clap as they segment each sound (e.g., chick = /ch/ + /i/ + /ck/).
  • Repeat with other target words (e.g., click, quick, flick, wick).

Write about the activity using target words

  • Give each child a whiteboard and have them write words from dictation, changing one or two letters each time to make a new word
    • kick → lick → tick → stick → pick → pack → sack → sick → sit → lit → lick → flick → flock. 
  • Emphasize the process of segmenting the sounds in each new word to determine which sound has changed then blending the new sounds to make sure that the correct word is written.

SEEL Target Texts

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Flick the Stick

Sung to the tune of Happy and You Know It: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/happy-and-you-know-it/index.htm

Flick a stick and try to land on -ick.
Flick a stick and try to land on -ick
If the stick lands on -ick,
Then do a trick real quick!
Flick a stick then do a real quick trick.
Flick a stick and try to land on -ick.
Flick a stick and try to land on -ick
If the stick lands on -ick,
Then do a trick real quick!
Flick a stick then do a real quick trick.
 
Flick a stick and try to land on -ick.
Flick a stick and try to land on -ick
If the stick lands on -ick,
Then do a trick real quick!
Flick a stick then do a real quick trick.
 

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Objective 
Change the initial sound in -ick words to make new words
(e.g., change the /l/ in lick to the /k/ sound to make kick).

Materials

  • Flick the Stick song sung to the tune of Happy and You Know It 
  • Popsicle sticks and 3 pieces of paper for creating a grid of -ick words 

Activity: Flick the Stick

  • Cut three pieces of paper into thirds and write one -ick word (chick, lick, tick, kick, pick, click, stick, sick, quick) on each piece of paper. Place the words on the floor like a 3x3 grid.
  • Take turns flicking the stick onto the grid of -ick words.
  • Help your child read the word closest to where the stick landed then click (snap) your fingers for each sound in the word (e.g., chick = /ch/ + /i/ + /ck/).
  • Together with your child, do a quick trick (e.g., a somersault or hop on one foot).
  • Repeat as many times as desired.
  • Sing the Flick a Stick song (see below) together then have your child find all of the words in the song that end in -ick.
  • Help your child write a list of -ick words, changing the beginning sound(s) each time to make a new word: kick --> lick --> tick --> stick --> pick --> pack --> sack --> sick --> sit --> lit --> lick --> flick --> flock.flick-a-stick-text

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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