WEEK 2, DAY 2: Wonder Red’s Words Day

On Day 2, Wonder Red’s Words Day, the activities focus on rhyming with the –AKE word family.

Click on the links below to access an overview of the Day 2 activities, the Day 2 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

Day 2 Syllabus
The schedule and overview of activities for Week 2, Day 2 (Wonder Red’s Words Day!)
  • Syllabus (PDF)

Day 2 Materials
A list of the materials needed for Week 2, Day 2 of camp.
  • Materials (PDF)

Introduction to Wonder Red’s Words Day and Previous Day Review
Campers talk about Wonder Red and are introduced to the day’s activities. They review camp rules, and the literacy skills learned on Day 1.
  • Name Tags, Letter Cards, Images of the Super Readers (PDF)

Interactive Viewing: “Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure” / Transform into Wonder Red
The group watches and discusses the episode “SUPER WHY and Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure.” They then transform into Wonder Red, whose “Word Power” is the focus of the Day 2 activities. Download or stream the episode using the link below.
  • Wonder Red Mask (PDF)
  • “Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure” Episode (Download - Right Click and Save As | View)

Computer Time (Optional): Wonder Red’s Rhyme ‘N Roll Game
Play Wonder Red’s Freeze Dance Rhyming Game as a whole group activity. Campers take turns helping Red collect rhyming word family words as she skates to her grandmother’s house. A link to the game can be found below.
  • Instructions (PDF)
  • Wonder Red’s Rhyme N’ Roll online game (Play!)

Craft Activity: Bake A Fake “AKE” Cake
Campers make a special cake decorated with paper candles that reinforce –AKE family words.
  • –AKE Candles, Cake, –AKE Word Cards (PDF)

Game: Pass The Pepper
Campers pass around a “hot” pepper. When the music stops, the camper with the pepper has to read an –AKE family word.

Movement Activity: All Across the –AKE Lake and Finding Super Letters
Campers use –AKE word cards to cross a lake so they can bring a healthy snack to the witch. Then campers search for the Super Letters and find the Super Story Answer.
  • –AKE Word Cards, Non –AKE Word Cards, Witch Picture, Super Letters (PDF)

Extended Learning
Watch and sing the Wonder Red Rhyming Song sounding out –AKE family words. Download or stream the video clip using the link below.

Wrap Up
Do a quick review of the –AKE family words practiced in Day 2. If you wish, do a one-on-one assessment of each camper’s ability to recognize the rhyming words. Then sing the Hip Hip Hurray song to celebrate the accomplishments of the day.
  • Recipe Book: Pg. 2, –AKE Word Cards (PDF)
  • Day 2 Assessment Materials (Optional) (PDF)

Take-home Materials
In take-home worksheet #3, campers look at pictures of -AKE family words and pick the letter or letters that each word starts with to form complete words. In take-home worksheet #4, they circle, then draw pictures of the –AKE family words.
  • Wonder Red Worksheets (PDF)

All of Day 2
Print all the Day 2 materials described in the links above.

Additional Resources:

PBS Teachers PBS Raising Readers PBS Parents