Munch Lunch


Read and write words ending in the -ch digraph.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • munch
  • crunch
  • lunch
  • bunch
  • punch


  • Crunchy food (e.g., carrots, crackers, celery)—1 piece for each child
  • Punch—any kind of juice or water (optional)
  • Small cups
  • Napkins
  • Munch on Lunch target text (see below)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they are going to munch on lunch as they read and write words ending in -ch.

Practice the skill with an activity

Much on lunch

  • Tell the children that they get to have a pretend lunch.
  • Separate the children into different bunches or groups in which they can eat their lunch.
  • Give each child a piece of crunchy food as they sit in their bunch.
  • Explain it’s time to munch their lunch. They can munch and crunch as they eat crunchy food for lunch.
  • Ask the children if they would like to have punch with their lunch and pass out a bunch of small cups of punch (optional).

Apply the skill

Read target words in a text

  • Read the Munch on Lunch target text to the children. 
  • Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you.
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Have the children list the words from the text that are spelled with the -ch ending.

Write about the activity using target words

  • Review or make a list of words that end in -ch, such as lunch, munch, punch, and crunch.
  • Write the following prompt on the board: “Let’s go to lunch with a bunch of friends. At lunch, we will ___ ___.” (e.g., At lunch, we will munch.)
  • Have the children create 1 or 2 sentences by completing the prompt using words from the list. 

SEEL Target Texts

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Munch on Lunch

Let’s eat lunch.
Take a bunch of grapes for lunch.
Munch a bunch.
Munch a bunch of lunch.
Crunch as you munch lunch.
How about some punch?
Can’t crunch and munch punch.
Munch and crunch as you eat a crunchy lunch!
Crunch lunch!


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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A: Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.