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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • stack
  • black
  • pack
  • sack
  • whack


  • Blocks
  • Sack 
  • Black construction paper 

The children will stack blocks as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with stack, such as pack, rack, tack, and whack.

Literacy Activities
Stack on black

  • Give the children several blocks and a piece of black paper and show them how to stack blocks on the black paper.
  • Lead the children in chanting, "Stack on black! Stack on black!" as they stack their blocks and point out that the words stack and black rhyme. 
  • Teach a new chant, "Whack the stack! Whack the stack!" and have the children chant as they gently knock their stack of blocks over.
  • Ask the children if whack rhymes with stack
  • Have the children chant, "Pack the sack! Pack the sack!" as they pack their blocks away in the sack, and ask the children if pack rhymes with stack.
  • Optional: Extend the activity by having the children gather objects in the room that are black and take turns trying to stack them.

More Practice
Stack a rhyme

  • Have the children add a block to a tower as they each say a word that rhymes with stack (support as needed).
  • When the stack gets tall, ask the children if whack rhymes with stack, then invite the last child to gently whack the stack.

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g., stack, black), then ask them if the words rhyme.
    • If the words rhyme, have the children turn their back to you.
    • If the words do not rhyme, have them stay still.
  • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., stack, tack; black, can; whack, crack; pack, back; jack, jar; rack, sack).

SEEL At Home

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Recognize and produce words that rhyme with stack.


  • Stackable items (e.g., books, blocks, toys)

Activity: Stack, Stack, Stack

  • Help your child gather together items that can be stacked on top of each other (e.g., books, blocks, toys).
  • Take turns stacking an item and saying a word that rhymes with stack, such as pack, rack, tack, quack, and crack.
  • Once the tower is finished, chant together, "Whack the stack! Whack the stack!" and encourage your child to gently whack the stack (knock it over).
  • Repeat the activity several times, using different words that rhyme with stack.


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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic feature of print.