fly a kite in the sunlight

Fly a Kite in the Sunlight

Fly a Kite in the Sunlight
Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • night
  • might
  • tight
  • sight
  • flight


  • Wooden craft sticks (two per kite)
  • String
  • 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.
Literacy Activities
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.


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SEEL Target Texts

The Flight of a Kite in the Sunlight

Today might be a good day to fly my kite.
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!
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.