Jake and his Cake
Recognize (e.g. "Do cake and Jake rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with cake?") rhyme words that end in -ake.
- 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)
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
- 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.
|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
- 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.
SEEL At Home
Recognize (e.g., “Do Jake and cake rhyme?”) and/or produce (e.g., “What rhymes with cake?”) rhyme words that end in -ake.
- 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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Jake and his Cake