time to rise and shine

Time to Rise and Shine

Time to Rise and Shine
Target text


Read words with the long-i-silent-e vowel.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • time
  • fine
  • ride
  • rise
  • dine
  • slide
  • shine


  • A brad for the clock
  • Picture of a clock*
  • Time slips*
  • When Is It Time? target text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will select times to do certain things and will read and write words with the long-i-silent-e pattern, such as time, dime, fine, twice, bike, and rice.

Literacy Activities
Decide what time to do things

  • Show the clock graphic (see below).
  • Let the children select time slips (see below) and decide a time to do the various activities (e.g., “7:00 is time to rise”). 

Read a text

  • Read the target text When Is It Time? (see below) with the class. 
  • Read again, fading support.

Write about nice and fine times to do things

  • Engage the children in creating a word wall with long-i words, including nice, fine, time, ride, bike, like, lime, chime, ride, hike, shine, rice, mice, slide, wide, dine, line, slime
  • Have the children write from a prompt about times to do things. (e.g., “It is a fine time to . . .” “It is a nice time to . . .” “I like it when it is time to . . .” etc.)
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SEEL Target Texts

When Is It Time?

When is it time to. . .
Rise and shine?
Ride a bike?
Slide on the ice?
Play hide and seek?
Slide down a slide?
Take a hike?
Chime a chime?
Dine on rice?
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.