Read and write words ending in the -ch digraph.
- Crunchy food (e.g., carrots, crackers, celery)—1 piece for each child
- Punch—any kind of juice or water (optional)
- Small cups
- Munch on Lunch target text
Tell the children that today they are going to munch on lunch as they read and write words ending in -ch.
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).
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
Munch on 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!