Module 6 Why Tales-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the -oo- and -ou- spelling of words and view their sight words for this week. They will also preview their vocabulary words. They will look at their comprehension skill for this week, main idea, and details. Then, they will look at the difference between singular and plural nouns. They will look at what a Why Tale is. They will write a journal entry. They will be writing a Why-Tale.


Module Materials:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Highlighter
  • Markers
  • Blank paper

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 6.1 - Why Tales
  1. Read words with the <i>oo</i> and <i>ou</i> pattern.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Define main idea and details.
  5. Define singular and plural nouns.
  6. Explain what a Why Tale is.
  7. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 6.2 - Why Tales
  1. Write spelling words three times each.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading &quot;How the Camel Got His Hump.&quot;
  4. Correctly identify singular and plural nouns.
  5. Form the cursive letters o and w.
  6. Plan a Why Tale.
3 6.3 - Why Tales
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify the main idea and details of &quot;How the Camel Got His Hump.&quot;
  4. Correctly identify singular and plural nouns.
  5. Apply intonation when reading aloud.
  6. Construct a rough draft of a Why Tale.
4 6.4 - Why Tales
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definitions.
  3. Correctly identify and correct singular and plural nouns in sentences.
  4. Edit and revise a peer's writing.
  5. Form the cursive letters o and w.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
5 6.5 - Why Tales
  1. Spell phonics and spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Identify the main idea and details of a text.
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a Why Tale.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
Why Tales
pourquoi tales
main idea and details
singular nouns
plural nouns
journal entry
cursive
fluency
independent reading
edit
like
must
new
no
now
on
our
out
please
pretty
ran
ride
took
book
foot
good
out
loud
shout
cloud
lazy
desert
yoke
plow
magic
reflection

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 6.1 - Why Tales 8 Journal Entry
2 6.2 - Why Tales 2 Spelling
2 6.2 - Why Tales 6 Writing
2 6.2 - Why Tales 7 Handwriting
3 6.3 - Why Tales 3 Vocabulary
4 6.4 - Why Tales 2 Spelling
4 6.4 - Why Tales 5 Grammar
4 6.4 - Why Tales 6 Writing
4 6.4 - Why Tales 7 Handwriting
5 6.5 - Why Tales 2 Spelling
5 6.5 - Why Tales 5 Writing
5 6.5 - Why Tales 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 6.1 - Why Tales
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. 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.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 6.2 - Why Tales
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. 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.
  • In your student's Language Arts notebook, have them write for each of their vocabulary words the following: Definition for the word in their own words, illustration for the word (if possible), synonym or antonym for the word and a sentence using the word.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to describe the character traits of the main characters in the story they read.
3 6.3 - Why Tales
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. 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.
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "How the Camel got His Hump," ask them to describe the setting, characters and plot of the story.
4 6.4 - Why Tales
  • Have your student choose five spelling words that they can illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. 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.
5 6.5 - Why Tales Review the spelling words with your student before they take their spelling test. Remember to have your student complete their Independent Reading Log.

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
6.1 - Why Tales
  1. What 2 sounds does the letters -oo make?
  2. What sound does the letters -ou make?
  3. What words have the -oo sounds?
  4. What words have the -ou sounds?
  5. What is the main idea of a story?
  6. What are the details of a story?
  7. What is the difference between a singular and plural noun?
  8. What is a Why-Tale?
6.2 - Why Tales
  1. What 2 sounds does the letters -oo make?
  2. What sound does the letters -ou make?
  3. What words have the -oo sounds?
  4. What words have the -ou sounds?
  5. What is the main idea of a story?
  6. What are the details of a story?
  7. What is the difference between a singular and plural noun?
  8. What is a Why-Tale?
6.3 - Why Tales
  1. What 2 sounds does the letters -oo make?
  2. What sound does the letters -ou make?
  3. What words have the -oo sounds?
  4. What words have the -ou sounds?
  5. What is the main idea of a story?
  6. What are the details of a story?
  7. What is the difference between a singular and plural noun?
  8. What is a Why-Tale?
6.4 - Why Tales
  1. What 2 sounds does the letters -oo make?
  2. What sound does the letters -ou make?
  3. What words have the -oo sounds?
  4. What words have the -ou sounds?
  5. What is the main idea of a story?
  6. What are the details of a story?
  7. What is the difference between a singular and plural noun?
  8. What is a Why-Tale?
6.5 - Why Tales
  1. What 2 sounds does the letters -oo make?
  2. What sound does the letters -ou make?
  3. What words have the -oo sounds?
  4. What words have the -ou sounds?
  5. What is the main idea of a story?
  6. What are the details of a story?
  7. What is the difference between a singular and plural noun?
  8. What is a Why-Tale?

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
6.1 - Why Tales Why Tales Spelling Words
  1. What 2 sounds does the letters -oo make?
  2. What sound does the letters -ou make?
  3. What words have the -oo sounds?
  4. What words have the -ou sounds?

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 Why The Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale Mary-Joan Gerson and Carla Golembe 800L
2 Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Verna Aardema 770L
3 Why the Spider Has Long Legs Charlotte Guillain
4 How & Why Stories Martha Hamilton 830L
5 How Chipmunk Got His Stripes Joseph Bruchac AD520L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing