Module 8-Reading Science-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to read informational text related to science and how to understand the relationships between the concepts found in an article. Students will explore the domain-specific academic vocabulary found in informational texts on scientific topics. Students will learn how to use word parts to determine the meaning of words related to science. Students will learn how specific conjunctions are typically used.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Connecting Concepts None
2 Scientific Words crayons or colored pencils (optional);
3 Dissecting Words crayons or colored pencils (optional);
4 Using Conjunctions None

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Connecting Concepts
  1. Explain the relationship between two concepts in a scientific article.
2 Scientific Words
  1. Define words that are identified as commonly used in scientific articles.
3 Dissecting Words
  1. Define the meaning of words by using common Greek and Latin word parts.
4 Using Conjunctions
  1. Explain how conjunctions are used to show relationships between ideas.

Module Key Words:

Key Words

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Connecting Concepts 4 Reading Science Assignment
4 Using Conjunctions 3 Conjunction Work Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Connecting Concepts In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain what concepts are and how they can connect concepts to understand better what they are reading.
2 Scientific Words
3 Dissecting Words
4 Using Conjunctions In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain what a conjunction is and give examples of conjunctions.

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
Connecting Concepts
  1. What are some ways you can connect concepts while reading?
Scientific Words
  1. What are some common words used in science?
Dissecting Words
  1. What is a prefix?
  2. What is a suffix?
Using Conjunctions
  1. What is the purpose of conjunctions?

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
Connecting Concepts Scuba Diving
  1. What were the concepts from this video related to the dangers of scuba diving?
Scientific Words Mollusks
  1. What science words did you hear in this video?
  2. How did you know they were science words?
Using Conjunctions Conjunctions
  1. What is a conjunction?
  2. What is a coordinating conjunction?
  3. What is a correlative conjunction?
  4. What is a subordinating conjunction?

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

Module Outing:

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

# Outing