Module 24 Glaciers- Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will practice spelling words with irregular spelling patterns and learn new vocabulary words. They will take a look at some of the features of nonfiction. They will learn about adverbs. They will write opinion paragraphs. Students will write a journal entry about a picture of a polar bear on an iceberg.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 24.1 - Glaciers
  1. Identify irregular spelling patterns in words.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define an adverb.
  4. Explain what an opinion paragraph is.
  5. Write a paragraph based on what is happening in a picture.
  6. Explain text features in nonfiction.
2 24.2 - Glaciers
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading ā€œGlaciers.ā€
  4. Identify the synonyms of adverbs in sentences.
  5. Prewrite for an opinion paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>k</i>, <i>r</i>, and <i>s</i>.
3 24.3 - Glaciers
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Edit writing for adverb usage.
  4. Write a rough draft of an opinion paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 24.4 - Glaciers
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Identify synonyms of adverbs in sentences.
  5. Revise and edit an opinion paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>k</i>, <i>r</i>, and <i>s</i>.
5 24.5 - Glaciers
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Identify the text features in ā€œGlaciers.ā€
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish an opinion paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
nonfiction
text features
adverbs
opinion paragraph
glaciers
journal entry
synonyms
cursive
handwriting
fluency
revise
edit
publish
independent reading
said
people
they
were
know
would
some
your
because
mother
could
should
whose
you
one
what
put
laughed
probably
favorite
passage
glacier
glide
melt
distant
drift

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 24.1 - Glaciers 7 Journal Entry
2 24.2 - Glaciers 2 Spelling
2 24.2 - Glaciers 6 Writing
2 24.2 - Glaciers 7 Handwriting
3 24.3 - Glaciers 3 Vocabulary
3 24.3 - Glaciers 7 Fluency
4 24.4 - Glaciers 2 Spelling
4 24.4 - Glaciers 6 Writing
4 24.4 - Glaciers 7 Handwriting
5 24.5 - Glaciers 2 Spelling
5 24.5 - Glaciers 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 24.1 - Glaciers During Independent Reading time, please have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 24.2 - Glaciers
  • 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 24.3 - Glaciers Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
4 24.4 - Glaciers Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 24.5 - Glaciers Quiz your student on their spelling words before they take their test with their teacher. Be sure your student uploads all of their assignments for this module.

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
24.1 - Glaciers
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the text features of nonfiction?
  3. What are adverbs?
  4. What is a fact?
  5. What is an opinion?
24.2 - Glaciers
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the text features of nonfiction?
  3. What are adverbs?
  4. What is a fact?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What is a synonym?
24.3 - Glaciers
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the text features of nonfiction?
  3. What are adverbs?
  4. What is a fact?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What is a synonym?
  7. When reading for fluency, what are rate, expression, and intonation?
24.4 - Glaciers
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the text features of nonfiction?
  3. What are adverbs?
  4. What is a fact?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What is a synonym?
24.5 - Glaciers
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the text features of nonfiction?
  3. What are adverbs?
  4. What is a fact?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What is a synonym?

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
24.1 - Glaciers Spelling Words
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are examples of irregular words?

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 Glacier Adventure (The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Scholastic Reader Level 2) Samantha Brooke 580L
2 Icebergs & Glaciers Seymour Simon 940L
3 Glacier on the Move Elizabeth Rusch 610L
4 Icebergs, Ice Caps, and Glaciers Allan Fowler


Module Outing:

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

# Outing