pack a black backpack

Pack a Black Backpack

Pack a Black Backpack
Target text


Recognize words that rhyme with pack (e.g., "Do rack and black rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with rack."). 

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • rack
  • tack
  • sack
  • black
  • track
  • snack


  • Black backpack or paper backpack template*
  • Black marker or crayon (if using backpack template)
  • Objects that rhyme with rack (e.g., sack, track, jack)
  • Picture cards*
  • Train track pictures*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
The children will pack a black backpack and recognize and produce words that rhyme with rack, such as jack, pack, black, snack, and track.

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Literacy Activities
Pack a black backpack

  • Place the train track pictures (see below) on the floor to make a track go from one place to another (they do not need to touch).
  • Show the children a black backpack or the paper backpack (see below) that has been colored black and folded to make a pouch.
  • Have the children take turns packing the black backpack with the objects or the picture cards (see below) that rhyme with rack.
  • As each object is put into the black backpack, have the children say, "Pack a ___ (e.g., rack) in the black backpack."

Say -ack along a track

  • Have the children follow in a line along the train track while making train sounds using -ack (e.g., ack-ack-ack-ack, ack-ack-ack-ack).
  • Once you get to the end of the track, unpack the backpack and stack each object or picture card on the track.
  • Ask the children if the object or card rhymes with stack.
  • Have the children repack the objects in the backpack and follow the track back.

More Practice
Rhyme with pack

  • Remind the children of the words they played with (e.g., black, pack, track, tack, sack, rack).
  • Share other words that rhyme with pack (e.g., snack, tack, jack).  
  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with pack (support as needed).

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Invite the children to line up next to the train track.
  • Ask the children if two words (e.g., pack, back) rhyme.
    • If the words rhyme, say "pack and back rhyme" and lead the children one step forward.
    • If the words don't rhyme, have the children stay still and say "black and sing don't rhyme."
    • Repeat with other rhyme words: (e.g., back, jack; black, sing; track, sack; snack, horse; rack, stack).
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.