We are moving our free videos to YouTube and retiring student functionality on 7/15. Learn more

Lesson plan

1M2 C9 L47 Baking & Making Words: ff, ss, zz, ll (Full Alphabetic)

1M2 C9 L47 Baking & Making Words: ff, ss, zz, ll (Full Alphabetic)

 Baking & Making Words

Teacher Preparation:

  • Teacher assigns or prepares to display the activity.


  1. Teacher models the activity by choosing a few CVCC words that follow the doubling rule for "ff," "ss," "zz," "ll" (e.g., “boss”, “dell”, "huff" etc.) and building it by dragging and dropping letters. Teacher can choose words with short vowels,: "i," "e," "o," "u."
  2. Teacher encourages students to say some CVCC words they would like to make that have a short vowel and end with "ff," "ss," "zz," or "ll."
  3. Students drag and drop the letters to make words in their "oven."
  4. Students create a series of words and then read them aloud before they “Bake” them, “eat” them and then make a new set of words.


  • Students can copy the words given to them on cards by the teacher.
  • Teacher can provide students with a rime such as “iff”, “uzz”, "ell," "oll." Student can add different onsets (beginning consonants) to the beginning of the rime to create several new words, both real and nonsense.
  • Teacher can provide words that have blends at the beginning like: "cross," "cliff," "glass."


  • Students can write the words after they “bake” them on included tab.
  • Students can make new words by just changing the first letter.

Additional notes:

  • cook, oven, cook