-ight

Turn on bulb on green backgroundThe -ight words are some of the most common words in English and tricky to spell.

ight
bright
delight
fight
flight
fright
light
might
night
knight
right
plight
sight
slight
tight
tonight
blight
sightseeing
Isle of Wight
 

*straight

eight
eight – 8
eighteen – 18
eighty – 80


weight
freight

*height

*careful of the -ite pattern: write, bite,  site, kite, white…

Making sentences helps use the words and they rhyme too.

Drawing pictures can plant the words and pattern into your memory too. Or use photos.

It’s good to have a bright light at night or your eyesight might not be right.

My friend took a flight to New York and went sightseeing and was delighted to see the bright lights.

Now you try writing some sentences.

Let’s look at the homophone words (same sound different spelling and meaning)

write/right  – write words see the ‘w’ in write words  left and right. I write with my right hand.

sight/site    sight, eyesight/ sightseeing.  Building site, website, campsite

We went sightseeing. We enjoyed seeing the sights of San Francisco.
The council haven’t yet chosen the site for the new hospital.

Now do this exercise

-ight

Type in the words from the selection above

Now click here to do a spelling test