Module 5: Conflict - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn or review what an inference is, and they'll practice the skills required to infer meaning from text.students will learn some skills that can help them with discussions.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Spelling 2: Practice 2 None
2 Conflict independent reading book
pen or pencil
3 Context Clues independent reading book
pen or pencil
4 Writing Problems independent reading book
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Spelling 2: Practice 2
2 Conflict
  1. Identify the conflict in a story, and relate conflict to plot.
3 Context Clues
  1. Use context clues to figure out what a word means.
4 Writing Problems
  1. Select good topics and plan ideas for a narrative writing assignment.
  2. Use relative adverbs to describe events in a narrative.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words
context clues
sequence of events
relative adverb

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Conflict 5 Conflict in Novels Assignment
4 Writing Problems 4 Ideas for Your Short Story Assignment
4 Writing Problems 6 Practice Using Relative Adverbs Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Spelling 2: Practice 2 To prepare for the Spelling 2: Spelling Test, have your student practice their spelling words over the coming weeks.
2 Conflict
3 Context Clues
4 Writing Problems

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
  1. What is conflict in a story?
  2. What kinds of words should you use to describe the conflicts that happen in stories?
  3. What is an external conflict?
  4. What is an internal conflict?
Context Clues
  1. What are context clues?
  2. Describe the steps used to help you identify meaning using context clues.
Writing Problems
  1. What are the different types of narrative writing?
  2. What are relative adverbs?

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
Writing Problems Picture This
  1. What steps are involved in writing and publishing a book?

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 The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1) Rick Riordan 610L
2 The Name of this Book Is Secret Pseudonymous Bosch 810L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 See if there are any kids escape rooms available to do with your student. Solving the clues are an excellent way to practice making inferences.