Queen Jean Eats a Feast

Objective

Read and write words with the long e spellings –ea and –ee.

Recognize that both –ea and –ee spellings have the same pronunciation.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • lean
  • queen
  • feast
  • meal
  • beans
  • wheat
  • meat
  • seat
  • read
  • please
  • peas
  • cheese
  • sweet
  • treat
  • leave

Materials:

  • Queen graphic (see below)
  • Sticky notes
  • Toy food, pictures of food items, or imaginary food
  • Queen Jean target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will help Queen Jean eat at a feast. Point out that queen and feast are spelled with different long e patterns. Tell the children they will read and write words that end in –ee and –ea: lean, queen, feast, meal, beans, beast, wheat, meat, seat, read, please, peas, cheese, sweet, treat, leave.

 

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Help Queen Jean eat at a feast

     

     

    • Prepare a feast for Queen Jean using toy food, pictures of food, or imaginary food.
    • Let a puppet or the queen graphic (see below) be Queen Jean.
    • Comment on how Queen Jean is a lean as a green bean.
    • Read the target text Queen Jean and let children act out the story using the puppet:
      • Tell the queen to take a seat, read a menu (what the queen wants to eat), say please, etc.
      • Comment on what the Queen eats at the feast: wheat, meat, green peas, beans, cheese, and a sweet treat.
      • Let the queen leave the feast
    • Every time children encounter a word in the text with the long e sound, discuss how to spell it and have the children write the word on a sticky note: wheat, meat, queen, Jean, feast, seat, read, please, peas, cheese, sweet, treat, leave.

 

Apply the skill

  • Sort words according to spelling pattern
    • Using the words on sticky notes that the children wrote during the activity, have the children sort all the words according to the spelling patterns –ea and –ee.
  • Read target words in texts
    • Engage the children in reading the target text Queen Jean (see below):
      • Have the children write a list of the –ee and –ea words from the text. Emphasize that these words are all pronounced with a long e sound, but are spelled with different patterns.
      • Read the text again fading support
  • Write about the activity using target words/patterns
    • Have the children create a menu for Queen Jean using only foods spelled with –ea and –ee.
    • Give each child a paper and pencil and let them write words from dictation: lean, queen, feast, meal, beans, beast, wheat, meat, seat, read, please, peas, cheese, sweet, treat, leave. Let them write about Queen Jean (e.g., Queen Jean is as lean as a green bean. Queen Jean can eat a sweet treat at a feast. Queen Jean likes a meal of cheese and peas. Queen Jean leaves her seat at the feast).

 

SEEL Target Texts

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Queen Jean

Queen Jean is as skinny and lean as a green bean.
So we ask her to take a seat at our feast.
We let her read what she can eat for this big meal – this beast of a feast.
She can eat: meat, green peas, green beans, cheese.
She can eat a sweet treat made of wheat.
When she finishes with the meal she can leave the feast.
But with this one big feast, Queen Jean will still be quite lean.

Printouts

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C: Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

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