Crunch and Make a Bunch of Punches!
Read and write words ending in the -ch digraph.
- Hole punch
- Hole punches made with the hole punch
- Cardstock and scraps of paper
- Celery, pretzel, and chip graphics (see below)
- Yarn or string
- Apples (or other crunchy food) (optional)
- Lunch items graphics (see below)
- Word blending cards (see below)
- I Have a Hunch target text (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children they will make bunches of things that go crunch and read and write words ending in -ch.
Practice the skill within an activity
Hole punch and crunch a bunch
- Write the words hunch, punch, and crunch on the board, point out the -ch at the end of each word and explain that c and h together make the /ch/ sound.
- Tell the children that the word ‘hunch’ means to make a guess, then tell the children that you have a hunch that a hole punch will make a crunch sound.
- Demonstrate how to punch holes in cardstock and make a crunch sound.
- Tell the children you also have a hunch that they could make a bunch of hole punches.
- Let the children take turns hole punching and making the crunch sound until they’ve made a bunch of punches.
- Tell the children you have a hunch that you could scrunch up all the holes they made with the hole punch.
- Dump out or collect the hole punched circles on a piece of paper, pointing out that there are a bunch, then scrunch them up inside the paper.
- Let the children punch holes then scrunch them up in scraps of paper.
Crunch and munch at lunch
- Show the children pictures of food items that go crunch (i.e. a bunch of celery, a bunch of pretzels, etc.).
- Have the children punch a hole in the celery, pretzel, and chip graphics (see below) because they all go crunch when you eat them.
- Put a string through the hole on each graphic then bunch and scrunch together the food that goes crunch.
- Tell children that they cannot munch on the paper food or the paper hole punches, but that you have a slice of apple (or another crunchy food) that they can munch (optional).
- Pass out apple slices and tell children to listen for the crunch when they munch on their apple slice.
- Make a list of other foods they could munch and crunch during lunch, showing them the lunch item graphics (see below) if they need ideas.
Apply the skill
Read target words in a text
- Read the I Have a Hunch target text together with the children.
- Read the text again fading support.
- Have the children underline the words that end in -ch.
- Make a list of the -ch words on a chart or on a board.
Write about the activity using target words/patterns
- Give each child a paper and pencil and have them write -ch words from dictation: punch, munch, crunch, scrunch, bunch, hunch, lunch, brunch.
- Have the children fill in incomplete sentences by picking from options presented verbally or in writing:
- “I like to munch and crunch on…” (a bunch of carrots, a bunch of celery, a bunch of pretzels).
- “I can make paper…” (bunch, scrunch, crunch).
- “I have a hunch …” (the hole puncher will crunch, I will make a bunch of hole punches, the apple will go crunch, I can munch and crunch).
SEEL Target Texts
I Have a Hunch
If I hole punch a paper, I can make it go crunch.
I have a hunch I can make a bunch of hole punches.
If I punch and punch paper I can punch a whole bunch.
I have a hunch I can scrunch up the holes.
If I bunch up the punched holes I can scrunch them all up.
If I munch on an apple I can make it go crunch.
I have a hunch I cannot munch on a paper lunch.
If I hole punch a paper lunch I cannot munch a paper punch.
I have a hunch I can make a bunch of foods that go crunch.
If I hole punch some paper celery I can scrunch up a bunch.
Crunch and Make a Bunch of Punches!