time to take a ride on a plane

Time to Take a Ride on a Plane

Time to Take a Ride on a Plane
Target text


Read and write silent-e words.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • ride
  • take
  • gate
  • line
  • late
  • plane


  • Bags
  • Picture of a plane*
  • Take a Ride on a Plane target text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to take a plane ride and that they will read and write long-vowel words with silent e, such as ride, take, line, gate, late, time, make, and plane.

Literacy Activities
Pretend to take a ride on a plane

  • Support the children in writing airport signs (e.g., bag drop off, gate, line to get on the plane, plane).
  • Have the children read the steps involved in taking a plane ride and follow the actions that go with the steps.
Steps to Take on a Plane Ride Actions
Get and pack a bag to take to the plane. Lift a pretend bag, open it, and put things in it.
Drive to the plane. Pretend to turn a steering wheel and drive a car.
Drive the car to a slot in the lot, stop the car, and get out. Stop steering and stand up.
Take your bag to the bag drop off place. Walk in place and then put the pretend bag on the floor.
Make your way to the gate. Walk to the "gate" sign.
Sit at the gate. Sit down beside the "gate" sign.
Get in line to get on the plane. Stand up and make a line.
Get on the plane. Take a big step.
Look for a place to sit on the plane. Sit down in your place.

Read Take a Ride on a Plane

  • Read the Take a Ride on a Plane target text (see below) with the children.
  • Have the children find words that have a silent e (e.g., take, plane, ride, time).
  • Help the children sort silent-e words according to the vowel.
    • Words with long a: take, plane, late, place, gate, place, suit-case
    • Words with long i: ride, time, line
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Have the children write silent-e words from dictation on a picture of a plane (see below).

Read and write about a plane ride

  • Have the children read steps involved in going on a plane ride.
    • Pack a suit-case.
    • Drive to get to the plane.
    • Drive to a lot to park the car.
    • Place the suit-case on the suit-case belt.
    • Go to the place to get on the plane.
    • Sit at the gate.
    • Get in line to get on the plane.
    • Get on the plane.
    • Find a place to sit.
    • Enjoy the plane ride.
  • Engage the children in interactive writing by generating sentence frames:
    • “I like to ____ (go on a plane, drive to a plane).”
    • “To go on a plane ride, we need to ____ (pack a bag, find a place to sit).”
    • “We don’t want to ____  (be late, miss the plane).”

Add a silent e to make new words

  • Have the children add a silent e to short-vowel words to make new words.
    • planplane
    • mad made
    • tap tape
    • rid ride
    • hidhide
    • slidslide
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SEEL Target Texts

Take a Ride on a Plane

Want to go on a plane ride?

It will take time to get to the plane.
We don’t want to be late.

Go to your place in line.
Drop off your suit-case.
Then, go to the gate.
Find a place to sit.
You can see planes take off.

Then, get in a line at the gate.
Keep your place in the line to get on the plane.
When you are on the plane, find your place to sit.
Then, the plane will take off!

It takes a lot of time to get to a plane on time.
It takes a lot of time to get on the plane.
So don’t be late for the plane ride!

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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.