night light

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • light
  • night
  • might
  • sight
  • bright

Materials:

  • Word cards with -ight words*
  • Pictures of light sources*
  • Flashlight
  • I Need a Night Light target text* 
  • The Light Is Too Bright target text* 
  • Night light or lamp (optional)

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will play with a night light and will read and write words with the long i spelling pattern -igh, such as night, light, bright, right, and tonight.
 
Literacy Activities
Kinds of light

  • Brainstorm sources of light: lamp light, night light, sunlight, moonlight, flashlight, and starlight.
  • Turn off the lights, shine a flashlight on the -ight word cards (see below), and read the words with the children.
  • Turn on the lights and show the children the pictures of light sources (see below).
  • Have the children write the kinds of light (e.g., sunlight, street light, lamp light, flashlight, night light, and lighthouse). 

Night light

  • Tell the children that they will decide on the right light to pretend to sleep with.
  • Comment on how it is easier to sleep when the light is not bright.
  • Have the children make signs saying Just right light and Too bright light.
  • Show the children the pictures of light sources and ask “Is this light right?”
  • Hold up the signs to indicate if each light is just right or too bright to sleep with at night.
  • Turn off the lights and show children the light of a night light or lamp (optional).
  • Pretend to go to sleep with just a night light and wake up when you turn the lights back on.

More Practice
Read target words in texts

  • Engage the children in shared reading of the target text I Need a Night Light (see below).
  • Have the children make a list of the words with igh: night, light, right, tonight, bright, night light, sight, might, and fright.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Repeat with The Light Is Too Bright (see below).

Write about the activity using target words and patterns

  • Create a word wall with night, light, right, tonight, sight, bright, sunlight, street light, lamp light, flashlight, night light, might, and fright.
  • Have the children write about kinds of light.

SEEL Target Texts

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The Light is too Bright

I cannot sleep tonight.
The light is bright.
The light tonight is way too bright.
I turn off my lamp light.
I block out the street lights.
But my night light is too bright.
It is not the right amount of light.
There is still too much light.
So I turn off my night light.
Now this is the right amount of light.
Now the night is not too bright.
I can sleep tonight!

I Need a Night Light

I cannot sleep tonight.
The dark gives me a fright.
The lamp light is too bright.
A flashlight is not right.
I need a night light!
A night light is not too bright.
A night light gives the right amount of light.
A night light is just right.
I can sleep tonight if I turn on my nightlight.

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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