Jake and his Cake

Objective

Recognize (e.g. "Do cake and Jake rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with cake?") rhyme words that end in -ake. 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • Jake
  • cake
  • bake
  • take
  • make
  • lake

Materials:

  • Blue blanket or paper to represent a lake (laid out in the middle of the floor; optional)
  • Cake (real or drawing) 
  • Jake nametag (write Jake on a piece of paper to tape to one of the children)
  • Mixing spoon and bowl
  • Chef's hat (optional)
  • Cake graphic (see below)
  • Plate

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to take a cake to a lake and practice saying words that rhyme with cake.

Practice the skill within an activity

Jake's Cake

  • Choose a child to play the role of Jake. Allow the child to wear the Jake nametag. 
  • Tell and have the children act out the story below.
  • Repeat the story as many times as desired, allowing other children to play the role of Jake. 
Say: Discussion/Do:
Here is Jake. He is sleeping. We must wake Jake. Wake up. Jake, wake up. Have children try to wake up Jake.
Jake is awake! Now we want Jake to make us cake. We want a cake to take. Jake, please make a cake for us to take to the lake. Have children beg Jake to make a cake saying, "Make a cake, Jake!" Allow Jake to use the mixing bowl and spoon to pretend to make a cake. Have him put on the chef's hat (optional).
Jake will bake a cake. Jake will bake a cake to take. Jake will bake a cake to take to the lake. Have children cheer for Jake as he pretends to put the cake in an imaginary oven.
Oh, Jake did make a cake! It is a great cake. Jake did bake and make a cake for us to take to the lake. Show the cake or picture of the cake. 
We will take Jake's cake to the lake. We will eat the cake with Jake at the lake. Yum! Jake can bake a really great cake.  Have children pretend to eat cake, or give them some cake to enjoy. 
  • Ask the children what words from the story they noticed rhymed with cake.

Apply the skill

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with cake
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (cake, wake, Jake, make, bake, lake).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with cake (fake, rake, sake, take).  
    • Spread out the blue blanket (pretend lake) in the middle of the room and have the children make two lines across the lake from each other.
    • Explain to the children that they will need to cross the lake with the cake graphic (see below) on a plate but first they need to tell you a word that rhymes with cake.
    • If the child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about Jake?  Does Jake rhyme with cake?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) "You can cross the lake with the cake!"
      • "Do make and cake rhyme?" (Nod your head yes) "You can cross the lake with the cake!"
    • Encourage the children to chant the two rhyming words (i.e., cake, rake; cake, fake) as their classmate carries the cake across the lake.
    • Once the child has crossed the lake, have him or her hand the plate to the next child, and go to the end of that line.
    • Repeat, allowing all the children to say a word that rhymes with cake and cross the lake.
  • Recognize rhyming words 
    • Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. cake, make)
    • Ask the children to show you thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme.
    • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., Jake, bake; fake, lake; rake, horse; sake, wake; stake, quake; flake, truck).
    • If children do not respond correctly, repeat the 2 words, emphasizing the ending sounds of the words.  

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Objective

Recognize (e.g., “Do Jake and cake rhyme?”) and/or produce (e.g., “What rhymes with cake?”) rhyme words that end in -ake.  

Materials

  • Jake nametag (write Jake on a piece of paper to tape to your child)
  • Things to make a cake (real or pretend)
  • Blue blanket (to represent lake—optional) 

Activity: Jake and His Cake

  • Allow your child to pretend to be Jake and wear the Jake nametag.
  • Make a real or pretend cake with your child.
  • Encourage your child to use words that rhyme with cake as you play (e.g., "Let’s make and bake a cake, Jake!" "Let’s take the cake out of the oven.").
  • When your cake is finished, take your cake to the pretend lake (blanket spread on floor–optional) and enjoy eating it. 
  • Have your child tell you how to make and take a cake to the lake, using as many words that rhyme with cake as possible.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.

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