Feast at the Beach
- Beach toys or picture of beach toys*
- Word cards*
- Go to the Beach target text*
- Plan to go to the Beach target text*
- Play in the Sea and on the Beach target text*
- A Feast at the Beach target text*
- Book: Not the Piano, Mrs. Medley! by Evan Levine, 1991 (optional)
*Items included below.
State the Objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to get ready for the beach and that they will read and write long-e words, such as sea, beach, feast, reach, teach, treat, and cream.
Introduce target words
- Show the children the long-e target words and read them together.
- Explain that the ea in the target words makes the long-e sound.
- Read the Not the Piano, Mrs. Medley! book, by Evan Levine, with the children (optional).
Pretend to go to the beach
- Read the Let’s Go to the Beach and Plan to go to the Beach target texts (see below) with the children.
- Tell the children that they will pretend to go to the beach.
- Have the children discuss what they want to take to the beach (e.g., towel, beach ball, sunglasses, bucket).
- Have the children get a bag and put beach toys or pictures of beach toys (see below) inside it.
- Tell the children they are ready to go to the beach!
- Help the children write a sentence about going to the beach (e.g., We go to the beach; It is a treat to play at the beach; I eat ice cream at the beach) on a postcard.
Read and write long-e words
- Read the Play in the Sea and on the Beach and A Feast at the Beach target texts (see below) with the children.
- Have the children take turns reading the long-e word cards (see below) aloud.
- Have the children write long-e words from dictation (e.g., sea, beach, feast, reach, teach, treat, cream).
Contrast the number of letters and sounds
- List long-e target words (e.g., sea, beach, feast, reach, teach, treat, cream).
- Remind the children that the ea in words like sea, beach, and reach makes a long-e sound.
- Write a long-e word (e.g., sea) and ask:
- How many letters does it have? (e.g., three: s + e + a)
- How many sounds does it have? (e.g., two: s + ē)
SEEL Target Texts
Let's Go to the Beach!
I plead to go to the beach.
Mom, let’s go to the beach!
It’s a clear day.
It is cheap to go to the beach.
We can bring our own meals.
We’ll only have to pay for ice cream.
It is a real treat to go to the beach.
Plan to Go to the Beach
The beach is near.
It is easy to reach.
But, we have to take a lot of gear to the beach.
We each need a beach bag, beach ball, and beach towel.
We can take books to read on the beach.
We can take some seats.
We can take treats and things to eat.
What a feat to pack all this gear!
Play in the Sea and on the Beach
Take a seat in the sand on the beach.
Who needs a beach ball?
Who needs a beach towel?
Let’s play at the beach!
Stay near me when we run to the sea.
The water is clean and clear.
We can leap in the waves.
Leap up when the wave is at its peak.
We can heap up the sand on the beach.
Or just sit and watch the sea.
Maybe you will see a seal.
A Feast at the Beach
We played in the sea, and now it’s time for our meal.
Who wants treats and things to eat?
We can get ice cream at the beach—peach ice cream.
Who can feast at the beach.
We had such a good time at the beach.
We played in the waves.
We watched the sea.
We got to eat peach ice cream and treats.
You can’t beat a day at the beach.
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
Feast at the Beach