QUICK, QUACK, QUICK
WENT THE DUCK
children to read they must recognize the phonemes in each word. Some phonemes have two letters in it to make
one sound like “ck”. Diagraphs can be
hard for children to recognize because they are use to one letter
one sound. Children will learn the “ck”
diagraph by reading and spelling words that contain the “ck” diagraph. After this lesson, students will be able to
recognize that when /c/ and /k/ are put together it is pronounced as
Quack, Quick! By Marsha Arnold, “Jack the duck found an icky sticky
quacked quickly” written on board, Elkonin boxes and letter
each child(c, l, o, k, s, m, a, d, u, i, j, n, e), Primary paper and
each child, box of objects(clock, chick, kick ball, leaf, watch), List
and pseudo words for each child(thack, pick, sock, mluck, lack, neck,
- Today we are going to learn about the
diagraph /ck/. The letters “c” and “k” are
put together to make the /k/ sound. We are
going to talk about the way our mouths move when we say /ck/. Watch my mouth when I say duck.
Can everyone say that sound with me? Good Job!
- Ask students: What type of noise does
a clock make? When you hear a clock it
goes tick, tick, tick. The last two
letters in the word tick make the /k/ sound. Keep
practicing making the /k/ sound.
- I am going to give you a tongue
twister that has many /ck/ sounds in it. (read tongue twister) “Jack
the duck found and icky sticky chick that quacked quickly!” Lets’ say
this tongue twister together 3 times. Okay
this time when we say the tongue twister lets say it slowly so we can
hear the /k/ sound. Get students to write
the tongue twister on primary paper and get them to circle the diagraph
/ck/ in each word.
- Now we are going to practice spelling
words with the /ck/ diagraph. Have each
student take out letter box and letters. Explain
to students that each box represents one sound so that’s why “c” and
“k” are taped together because they make the /k/ sound.
Start out with three boxes. Show
students an example word. If I spell luck
I would put the l in the first box, u in the second, and the ck in the
third box. Have students spell: duck,
sick, jack, neck. Good Job! Now let’s use
four boxes, spell: clock, smack. Now I am
going to write some words on the board and I want you to read them for
me. Teacher writes words that students just spelled in letterbox lesson.
- Now using your paper and pencil I want
you to write at least one good sentence using words that have the /k/
sound. If you need help look at the words
that have been written on the board.
- We are going to play a fun game. I have a box of objects. When
I pull one out I will tell you what it is. If
you hear the diagraph /ck/ then I want you to quack like a duck but if
you don’t hear it just sit their quietly.
- Have students read the book Quick,
Quack, Quick! Students are to look for
words that have the /ck/ diagraph in them. After
all students are done, teacher will have students tell all the words
that they found in the reading.
- For assessment, I will give students a
list of real and pseudo words. I will
explain to them that some words are real and some are fake words. Just sound them out the best that you can. I want you to practice reading the words aloud
and I will listen to you as I walk around. List(thack, pick, sock,
mluck, lack, neck, fick, rack, brick)
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