- Wooden craft sticks (two per kite)
- Paper diamonds*
- Word cards*
- Kite-flying sentences*
- The Flight of a Kite in Sunlight target text*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to go on a picnic and fly a kite, and they will read and write words spelled with -igh, such as sight, flight, might, and tonight.
Make a bright kite
- Show that the words bright and kite both have the long i sound.
- Invite the children to color the paper diamonds (found below) with bright colors.
- Ask the children to write bright kite on the kite.
- Have the children attach craft sticks in the shape of a t on the back of the kite and tie string onto the kite.
Fly a kite at night
- Help the children read the words on the word cards (found below).
- Let the children attach the word cards to a kite.
- Allow the children to pretend to fly the kite.
- Hang up the kite-flying sentences (found below) or write them out, then let the children read them.
Read target words in a text
- Engage the children in reading the target text The Flight of a Kite in Sunlight (found below) together.
- Read the text again, fading support.
Write about the activity using target words
- Create a word wall with the words night, flight, might, tight, sight, right, fight, fright, tonight, delight, bright, kite.
- Have the children write about flying a kite at night using the word wall.
SEEL Target Texts
The Flight of a Kite in the Sunlight
It is a bright and windy day.
I hold on tight to my kite as it takes flight.
I hope my kite doesn’t fly out of sight.
When my kite is in flight, it’s such a sight!
I fly my kite until the light leaves and the night comes.
I’ll have to wait for the bright sunlight to fly my kite again.
Unless . . . there is bright moonlight to fly my kite in!
Fly a Kite in the Sunlight