bright night

Bright Night

Bright Night
Target text


Read and write words with the long i vowel pattern

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • light
  • night
  • sight
  • tight
  • bright
  • fright
  • fight


  • Flashlight
  • Day's Light sentence strips*
  • Night Light sentence strips*
  • Bright Light target text*
  • Things I Do in the Light target text*
  • Pretend It Is Night target text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
The children will play a game with a light and will read and write words with the long i sound spelling -igh: light, night, bright, right, fright, flight, and sight.
Literacy Activities
See in the day’s light and the night’s light

  • Explain that the day’s light comes from sunlight and the night’s light comes from moonlight.
  • Help the children read the sentences on the Day’s Light sentence strips (see below).
  • Turn off the lights and pretend that it is night.
  • Shine a flashlight on the Night’s Light sentence strips (see below) and help the children read the sentences.

Make Light and Night signs

  • Have the children make signs saying Light and Night.
  • Let children hold up the Night sign while you turn off the light in the room.
  • Have the children hold up the Light  sign and turn on the light.

Create a bright night

  • Read the target text Bright Light (see below) and allow the children to act out the story:
    • Turn off the light. 
    • 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 frightening face.
    • 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, we don’t see any sights that give us fright.
    • Close eyes tight and pretend to sleep.
  • Have the children make a list of the words that are spelled with -igh (e.g., tight, night, light, flashlight, fright, sightbright).

More Practice
Read target words in texts

  • Engage the children in reading Things I Do in the Light (see below) together with the group.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Read Pretend It Is Night with the children and fade support.

Write about the activity using target words and patterns

  • Create a word wall with the words tight, night, light, flashlight, fright, sight, bright, flight, and might.
  • Have the children write about what they see or feel at night and in bright light.
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SEEL Target Texts

Things I Do in the Light

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

Bright Light

We can play a game with our eyes shut tight.
Let’s 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 face that can give a fright.
What a sight!
Turn on a bright light.
Bright! Bright! It is bright.
Here and there we see a nice sight.
But with a bright light we do not see a fright.
Now we can shut our eyes tight and sleep through the night.

Pretend it is Night

We can use our eyes to . . . 
pretend it is night,
see a flashlight,
see a frightful sight.
see a bright light.
see a nice sight,
sleep tight at night.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.