Bright Night

Objective

Read and write words with the long i vowel pattern -igh.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • light
  • night
  • bright
  • sight
  • fright
  • flight
  • tight

Materials:

  • Flashlight
  • Day Light Sentence Strips (see below)
  • Night Light Sentence Strips (see below)
  • Bright Light target text (see below)
  • Things I Do in the Light target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will play a game with a bright light and they will read and write words with the long i spelling pattern -igh: light, night, bright, right, fright, flight, sight.

 

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Day light and night light
    • Explain that some things are easier to see in daylight and others are easier to see at night.
    • Help the children read the sentences on the Day Light sentence strips (see below).
    • Turn off the lights and pretend that it is night.
    • Shine a flashlight on the Night Light sentence strips (see below) and help the children read the sentences.
    • Have the children make signs saying Light and Night.
    • Allow the children to alternate holding up the signs while you turn off the light switch in the room for Night and turn on the light switch for Light (or if the children are afraid turn a flashlight on and off).
  • Bright night
    • Read the target text Bright Night (see below) and allow the children to act out the story:
      • Turn off the light (note: if the children are scared then play the game with the lights on).
      • Close eyes and pretend it is night.
      • Turn on a flashlight.
      • Open eyes to see the light.
      • Shine a flashlight around the room to see the sights.
      • Make a scary face (fright).
      • Turn on a bright light.
      • Open eyes wide to see the bright light.
      • Look around the room to see nice sights.
      • Comment that in the light there aren’t any frights, only nice sights.
      • Close eyes tight and pretend to sleep.
  • Have the children make a list of the words used during the activity that are spelled with –igh (i.e., tight, night, light, flashlight, fright, sight, bright).

 

Apply the skill

  • Read target words in texts
    • Engage the children in reading the target text Things I Do in the Light (see below) together with the group.
    • Have the children make a list of the words in the text spelled with the long i vowel pattern –igh.
    • Read the text again fading support.
  • Write about the activity using target words/patterns
    • Create a word wall with words from the activity: tight, night, light, flashlight, fright, sight, bright, flight.
    • Have the children write about things they can see at night using words from the word wall.

 

SEEL Target Texts

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Things I Do in the Light

There are lots of things I can do in the light!
I can do some things in day light,
and I can do some things in night light.
In day light I can see a bird in flight.
In day light I can see the sun shine bright.
In night light I can see a firefly in flight.
In night light I can see the moon's silver light.

Bright Light

We can play a game with our eyes.
We shut our eyes tight.
Now it is night.
Night! Night! There is no light.
We open our eyes and see a flashlight.
We make a fright.
What a sight!
Turn on a bright light.
Bright! Bright! It is bright.
We see a nice sight here and there.
But with a bright light we do not see a fright.
Now we can shut our eyes tight and sleep through the night.
We can use our eyes to
pretend it is night
see a flashlight
see a fright
see a bright light
see a nice sight
sleep tight at night

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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