Module 17 Winter Holidays Around the World-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module students will be learning about homophones and view their sight words. They will also preview their vocabulary words. Then, they will look at their comprehension skill for this week: comparing and contrasting. They will learn about subject and verb agreement in the present tense. Then, they will discuss using structure to create a paragraph. Finally, they will write a journal entry, practice cursive handwriting and reading fluency.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 17.1 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. Distinguish words that are homophones.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Identify subjects and verbs in a sentence.
  5. Identify signal words to compare/contrast.
2 17.2 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. Write spelling words.
  2. Identify "d" contractions.
  3. Match vocabulary with the correct definition.
  4. Set a purpose for reading "Holidays Around the World."
  5. Correctly identify past tense verbs for subject/verb agreement.
  6. Plan the structure of a paragraph.
3 17.3 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Correctly use future tense verbs in a sentence.
  4. Construct a rough draft of a paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 17.4 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary with correct definition.
  3. Read our story, "Holidays Around the World."
  4. Correctly identify tenses of subject/verb agreement.
  5. Edit and review the structure of a paragraph.
  6. Create the cursive letters <i>I, J,</i> and <i>Q</i>.
5 17.5 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. Write spelling and vocabulary words.
  2. Edit writing for errors.
  3. Publish a paragraph.
  4. Compare and contrast our story &quot;Holidays Around the World.&quot;
  5. Read independently.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
homophones
comparing and contrasting
subject/verb agreement
paragraph structure
journal entry
contractions
5 W's
compare/contrast
cursive letters
future tense
verbs
paragraph
fluency
review
edit
structure of paragraph
verb tense
independent reading
full
got
grow
hold
hot
hurt
if
keep
kind
laugh
light
long
try
warm
way
weight
symbol
cymbal
sun
son
culture
arrange
customs
pastime
tradition
belief
grow
hold
hurt
kind
laugh
light
long
warm
culture
arrange
customs
pastime
tradition
belief

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 17.1 - Winter Holidays Around the World 6 Grammar
1 17.1 - Winter Holidays Around the World 8 Journal Entry
2 17.2 - Winter Holidays Around the World 2 Spelling
2 17.2 - Winter Holidays Around the World 8 Writing
2 17.2 - Winter Holidays Around the World 9 Handwriting
3 17.3 - Winter Holidays Around the World 3 Vocabulary
4 17.4 - Winter Holidays Around the World 2 Spelling
4 17.4 - Winter Holidays Around the World 4 Reading
4 17.4 - Winter Holidays Around the World 6 Writing
4 17.4 - Winter Holidays Around the World 7 Handwriting
5 17.5 - Winter Holidays Around the World 2 Spelling
5 17.5 - Winter Holidays Around the World 3 Reading
5 17.5 - Winter Holidays Around the World 5 Writing
5 17.5 - Winter Holidays Around the World 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 17.1 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  • 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 17.2 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  • 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 17.3 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  • 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 "Holidays Around the World," ask them to describe the holidays they learned about.
4 17.4 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  • 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 17.5 - Winter Holidays Around the World 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
17.1 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What does compare/contrast mean?
17.2 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What is a contraction?
  4. What does compare/contrast mean?
  5. What is the past tense of a verb?
17.3 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What is a contraction?
  4. What does compare/contrast mean?
  5. What is the future tense of a verb?
17.4 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What does compare/contrast mean?
17.5 - Winter Holidays Around the World
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What does compare/contrast mean?

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
17.2 - Winter Holidays Around the World Compare
  1. What are the 5 W's to compare and contrast?

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 Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations Around the World Heather Conrad
2 Winter: December, January, and February (Holidays Around the World) Cath Senker


Module Outing:

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

# Outing