Tracks Go to a Snack

Objective

Read and write words that end with -ack.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • track
  • sack
  • snack
  • pack
  • jack
  • rack
  • tack

Materials:

  • Shack sign
  • Bear track graphics (see below) 
  • Word cards (see below)
  • Follow the Bear Tracks chant (see below)
  • Toy bear or picture of a bear (see below)
  • A backpack or a paper sack to put the bear and snack in 
  • A Note for Bear’s Sack (see below)   
  • A snack that cracks (e.g. a few chips or crackers)
  • Letter cards (see below) 

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will follow bear tracks to find a snack and that they will read and write words that end with -ack, such as track, sack, snack, pack, jack, rack, and tack

Practice the skill within an activity 
Follow the track to find a snack

  • Before the activity, put up a Shack sign (see below) where you will start the activity.
  • Make a trail with bear tracks (see below) and put a word card (see below) near each track.
  • Put a backpack or paper sack with the A Note for Bear’s Snack (see below), a snack that cracks, and a toy bear or picture of a bear (see below) at the end of the tracks.
  • Display the Follow the Bear Tracks chant (see below) written large enough for the children to see.
  • Invite the children to sit by the shack sign and teach them the Follow the Bear Tracks chant.
  • Tell the children that they will find bear tracks and read words that end with -ack to find a snack.
  • Have the children chant the Follow the Bear Tracks chant as they look for tracks.
  • When children find a word card next to a bear track, have them read the card and then tape it on the blank in the displayed Follow the Bear Tracks chant.
  • Invite the children to read the chant with the new word in it and then look for the next track and card.
  • Repeat until all the tracks and cards have been found.

Read a note from the bear and see what is in his sack

  • Open the bear’s backpack at the end of the tracks and read A Note for Bear’s Sack (see below) with the children.
  • Take the snacks that crack out of the sack, crack them, and share them.
  • Have the children follow the tracks back to the Shack sign.

Apply the skill 
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds 

  • Let the children make different words (e.g. track) from letter cards (see below) by changing either of the consonants or the vowel. 
    • Change the beginning sound(s): sack jack; rack  tack; track  snack 
    • Change the vowel sound: sack  sock; pack  peck; track  truck
    • Change the ending sound(s): jack  jar; sack  sat; track  trap 

Read target words in a text 

  • Have the children find the words that end in -ack in the Follow the Bear Track chant (see below). 
  • Read the chant with the children, using as many verses as desired.
     

Write about the activity using target words and phrases

  • Display target words on a word wall (i.e., track, sack, snack, pack, jack, rack, tack) and then engage the children in filling in missing words in the following sentences:
    • We followed bear ____(tracks).   
    • On the way, we found pictures of a   ____.  ____, and ___ (rack, snack, tack, jack, sack).
    • We packed the things in a _____(sack or backpack).   
    • At the end of the ____ (tracks), we got a ______ (snack).
    • It was a snack that we got to ______(crack).
    • We followed the ___(tracks) back to a ___ (shack). 

SEEL Target Texts

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Follow the Bear Track

Follow the bear tracks.
Follow the bear tracks.
Don't go back!
Don't go back!
There's a _____ on the track.
Pack it in the sack.
Pack it in the sack.

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Objective 
Read and write words that end with -ack.

Materials

  • Bear track graphics (see below)
  • Word cards (see below) 
  • Follow the Bear Track chant (see below) 
  • Paper sack (to put the word cards into when collected)
  • Backpack (for a snack that cracks) – place at the end of the tracks
  • A snack that cracks (e.g., cracker, chips) 

Activity: Tracks go to a snack

  • Before the activity, make a trail with the bear tracks (see below) and put a word card (see below) near each track then place a backpack with a snack that cracks in it at the end of the trail.
  • Give your child a paper sack to collect the word cards as he or she follows the tracks.
  • Learn the Follow the Bear Track chant (see below) with your child. 
  • Follow the bear tracks together and say the Follow the Bear Track chant. 
  • When your child finds a word card, have him or her read the word card, use the word when you get to the blank in the chant, and then put the word card into the sack.
  • Invite your child to open the backpack at the end of the tracks to find and eat the snack that cracks. 
  • Allow your child to refer to the word cards (if needed) as he or she writes -ack words on the back of the sack.

Chant

picture cards

Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B: Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

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