Word Families: Bake a Cake
Students will be able to identify words within the -ake word family.
Introduction (10 minutes)
- Call the students together as a group.
- Write on the whiteboard, "Let's bake a cake and take it to Jake."
- Ask the students to identify any similarities or patterns that they see.
- Take responses by raised hands.
- Ask a student to come up and underline all of the words in the same family.
- Ask another student to come up and circle all the first letters in each word that is underlined.
- Tell the class that today we will be learning the -ake word family.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Tell the students that the -ake family of words must have a beginning letter to make sense.
- Tell the students that words in the -ake family rhyme.
- Give some examples, e.g. snake, lake, rake and fake.
- Write the words on the whiteboard.
- Ask the students to repeat the words after you.
- Tell the students that the 'e' at the end is silent, and it turns the 'a' into a long vowel.
- Play the Word Family Patterns - ake video.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Allow the students to work in pairs.
- Give one student pink sticky notes with the letters b, c, sn, l, sh, and r written on them.
- Give the other student five yellow sticky notes with -ake written on each one.
- Ask the students to put together their notes to make five different -ake words.
- The students should come up with bake, cake, snake, lake, shake and rake.
- Allow the students to switch sticky notes and practice making the same words again.
Independent Working Time (20 minutes)
- Provide students with pencils.
- Have students complete the My Rhyming Book worksheet independently.
- Give the students crayons and let them color the pictures.
- Cut out and staple students' books together as they finish.
- Allow the students to read their books to each other.
- Enrichment: Challenge advanced students to work on writing a list of as many -ake words that they can think of between activities.
- Support: Give struggling students -ake words that correspond only to a visual stimulant. Pictures are an easy way to recall the work. For example: cake, snake, rake, lake can all be viewed as an image. Display the pictures for these three words if students have trouble remembering them.
Related Books and/or Media
- GAME: Short A Rhyme Match-Up
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Give the students a brief spelling test.
- call out seven different -ake words and have the students write them down.
- Collect students' responses and review them later to assess their comprehension.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- Replay the Word Family Patterns - ake video to close the lesson.