Module 4 Letter Mm-Language Arts KA - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about uppercase M and lowercase m, and how to write them. You will complete an activity with m words and learn your new sight words. You will listen to your weekly story, "The Hungry Pets." You will record an oral retell. You will also watch a video and complete a worksheet to learn about verbs. You will watch a movie and do an activity about chronological order and events.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 4.1 Letter Mm Independent Reading Book
Scissors
2 4.2 Letter Mm Independent Reading Book
Pencil
3 4.3 Letter Mm Independent Reading Book
Scissors
Glue
4 4.4 Letter Mm Independent Reading Book
Scissors
Glue
5 4.5 Letter Mm Independent Reading Book
Pencil
Crayons

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 4.1 Letter Mm
  1. Correctly print the upper and lowercase letters <i>Mm.</i>
  2. Identify sight words.
  3. Identify words that start with m.
2 4.2 Letter Mm
  1. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at appropriate rate.
  2. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  3. Recognize and identify verbs.
3 4.3 Letter Mm
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Identify verbs.
4 4.4 Letter Mm
  1. Put story events in chronological order.
  2. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  3. Learn CVC words that start with m.
  4. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at appropriate rate.
5 4.5 Letter Mm
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Make a connection from text to self.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words
Letter Mm
sight words
verbs
oral retell
events in order
chronological
connections
for
is
go

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 4.2 Letter Mm 5 Story Retell- "The Hungry Pets"
2 4.2 Letter Mm 6 Writing- Verbs Activity
3 4.3 Letter Mm 2 Handwriting- Sight Words
4 4.4 Letter Mm 3 Writing- Order
5 4.5 Letter Mm 2 Independent Reading Assessment
5 4.5 Letter Mm 3 Writing- Connections
5 4.5 Letter Mm 4 Word Wrap-Up!


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 4.1 Letter Mm
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • As your student reads “The Hungry Pets,” ask them the following questions: What was for the cat? What was for the dog? What was for the fish? Draw a picture of your favorite part.
  • While your student is practicing writing the letter Mm have them say out loud the letter and the sound it makes each time they write the letter.
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
2 4.2 Letter Mm
  • Remember to use the sight word flashcards daily from lesson 1 with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • Have your student refer to the Hand Story Retell Poster to help them with their story retell recording.
  • Play a guess the verb game with your student, act out a verb, and have your student guess the action verb and use it in a sentence. For example, run in place, then have your student create a sentence using the word run or running. Show the action for swimming, then have your student say a sentence that involves swimming.
3 4.3 Letter Mm
  • As your student practices writing sight words have them spell the words as they write each letter in the word and then read the word when they are done writing it.
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
4 4.4 Letter Mm During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
5 4.5 Letter Mm
  • On page 2 of this lesson, it mentions an Independent Reading Quiz. This only applies to students who are enrolled in a school that uses an Independent Reading program online where they take a quiz on the book they chose to practice for the week. If your school does not have this program and your student is reading books on their own, then this would be the time to fill out their Independent Reading Log and answer the questions. The Independent Reading Log can be found in the Resources Module, In the "What is the Independent Reading Program?" Activity on page 3. Have your student complete their independent reading log and submit it at the Independent Reading Assignment lesson dropbox. You may have to help them fill it out. They can record themselves reading their Independent Reading Book by clicking on the record option in their dropbox if they are directed to do so in the assignment.
  • Remember to have your student submit their work for the week in the Module 4 Weekly Written Work Letter Mm lesson dropbox.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
4.1 Letter Mm
  1. What sound does the letter Mm make?
  2. Use the word “for” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “for”?
  4. Use the word “is” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “is”?
  6. Use the word “go” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “go”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Mm?
4.2 Letter Mm
  1. What sound does the letter Mm make?
  2. Use the word “for” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “for”?
  4. Use the word “is” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “is”?
  6. Use the word “go” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “go”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Mm?
  9. What is a verb?
  10. Name three verbs.
  11. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
  12. Name two words that rhyme.
4.3 Letter Mm
  1. What sound does the letter Mm make?
  2. Use the word “for” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “for”?
  4. Use the word “is” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “is”?
  6. Use the word “go” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “go”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Mm?
  9. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
  10. Name two words that rhyme.
  11. Name three verbs and act them out.
4.4 Letter Mm
  1. What sound does the letter Mm make?
  2. Use the word “for” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “for”?
  4. Use the word “is” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “is”?
  6. Use the word “go” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “go”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Mm?
  9. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
  10. Name two words that rhyme.
  11. Name three verbs.
  12. What does it mean to put things in Chronological Order?
4.5 Letter Mm
  1. What sound does the letter Mm make?
  2. Use the word “for” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “for”?
  4. Use the word “is” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “is”?
  6. Use the word “go” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “go”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Mm?
  9. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
  10. Name two words that rhyme.
  11. Name 3 Verbs.

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
4.1 Letter Mm Letter Mm
  1. What sound does the Letter Mm make?
  2. What words start with the letter Mm?
  3. How do you write the letter Mm?
4.2 Letter Mm Verbs
  1. What is a verb?
  2. Name the verbs from this video.
4.4 Letter Mm Chronological Order
  1. What does it mean to put things in Chronological Order?
  2. Count to ten in chronological order.
4.5 Letter Mm Letter Mm Wrap Up
  1. Name the things that start with the letter M that were named in this video.

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Millie Waits for the Mail Alexander Steffensmeier AD530L
2 Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary Beverly Donofri
3 If You Give a Moose a Muffin Laura Numeroff AD590L
4 The Monster at the End of This Book Jon Stone AD450L
5 Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Virginia Lee Burton 580L
6 Mouse Mess Linnea Asplind Riley 420L


Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Take your student to the Movie Theater this week to see a movie. Have them bring a clipboard with a piece of paper and a pencil to draw or write five things in the movie that start with the letter M.