This is the fourteenth week of our thirty-one Chunk Chum lessons. This week we are focusing on the -ick word family with Nick the Stick. This week’s Chunk Chum is a great kick-off to the Christmas holiday season! Activities included in this unit will help your students learn all about a new short i word chunk while adding Christmas décor to your classroom! Each week a new Chum and poem, featuring a specific word family, are introduced. This five day step-by-step lesson plan includes activities for each day of the week: Monday-Meet the Chum Day; Tuesday-Word Work Day; Wednesday-Vocabulary Day; Thursday-Poetry Binder Day; Friday-Vocabulary Journal Day. Activities are cross-curricular and include all five areas of literacy (phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency).