Recognize words that rhyme with make (e.g., "Do make and cake rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with make.").
- Cake ingredients (real or pretend)
- Previously prepared cake or pretend cake
- Cardboard box
- Large spoon, bowl, and cup
- Cake pan
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will make a cake and practice saying words that rhyme with make, such as rake, wake, take, and bake.
- Hide the previously-made cake inside the cardboard box "oven."
- Invite the children to sit facing you and echo what you say as you act out the following:
|Make, make, make cake!||Hold up cake mix. Then hold up the bowl and spoon.|
|Break, break, break an egg.||Show the children a fake or real egg. Then break it into the bowl.|
|Take! Take! Make a cake!||Have the children pass the bowl around the circle and stir it.|
|Take! Shake! Make cake!||Show the children how to shake dry ingredients (salt, flour, etc.) into the bowl. Let each child shake in or pretend to shake in an ingredient.|
|Make, make, make cake!||Pour the cake mix into a pan.|
|Bake, bake, bake cake, Bake. Bake. Bake. Ding!||Put the cake pan in the pretend oven. Then pretend to watch and wait while the cake bakes.|
|Cake! Cake!||Take the cake out of the pretend oven.|
|Take a break. Break for cake.||Give the children napkins.|
|Take cake! Take cake!||Give each child a piece of cake or small piece of the cake graphic.|
|Break, break, break cake!||Have the children break his or her piece of cake in two or tear the paper.|
|Mmmm! Cake! Cake! Cake!||Eat or pretend to eat the cake.|
|Rake, rake, rake cake!||Have the children use their fingers to rake crumbs onto their other hand or napkin to throw away.|
- Help the children recall which words from the activity they noticed rhymed with make.
Read a rhyming text
- Have the children use the words from the activity that rhyme with make to explain how to make cake (e.g., make, break, take, shake, bake).
- Write down and display their "recipe" large enough for children to easily see.
- Read the recipe to the children, pointing to each word in left to right sequence.
- Allow the children to repeat predictable phrases after you read the recipe to them again.
- Help the children recognize which words in the text rhyme with make.
Produce words that rhyme with cake
- Pass a clean mixing bowl and spoon around a circle and ask each child to stir the pretend cake and say a word that rhymes with cake, supporting as needed.
Clap and say the sounds in words that rhyme with cake
- Have the children segment and rebuild the word cake by doing the following:
- segment sounds: say /c/ (left hand out), say /ake/ (right hand out)
- blend sounds: clap hands together and say cake to blend the sounds into the whole word
- Repeat with other words that rhyme with cake (e.g., take, bake, sake, lake, wake).
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with make.
- Ingredients for a cake
- Mixing bowl
- Large spoon
- Cake pan
Activity: Make Cake
- Make and bake a cake (or a pretend cake) with your child, pointing out that make, bake, and cake rhyme.
- As you make the cake, use words that rhyme with make to describe what you are doing:
- break (for eggs)
- shake (for dry ingredients)
- take (when handing child ingredients)
- make (while stirring)
- bake (while cake is in the oven)
- While the cake bakes (or while you draw a cake together), help your child use words that rhyme with make to explain how to make a cake (e.g., wake, make, break, take, shake, bake).
- Write down your child’s “recipe” for making a cake and read it aloud, asking your child to clap when he or she hears a word that rhymes with cake.
- Eat cake together and enjoy!
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.