Module 4 - Science 2A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module you will learn about nature stories and learn about the squirrel.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Stories About Nature crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 Stories About Nature and Interactions crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
3 Squirrel Habitats crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Stories About Nature
  1. Tell various nature stories.
2 Stories About Nature and Interactions
  1. Tell more stories about nature's interactions.
3 Squirrel Habitats
  1. Describe the life of a squirrel.
  2. Illustrate the natural habitat of a squirrel.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
nature stories
nature center

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Stories About Nature 1 Stories About Nature Assignment
2 Stories About Nature and Interactions 1 Stories About Nature and Interactions Assignment
3 Squirrel Habitats 1 Squirrel Habitats Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


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
Stories About Nature
  1. What can you learn about nature through stories?
Stories About Nature and Interactions
  1. What is needed to plant a garden?
Squirrel Habitats
  1. Why do squirrels behave the way they do?

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
Stories About Nature and Interactions How a Seed Grows
  1. What are the parts of a seed?
  2. What do you see inside a seed?
  3. Draw a picture in your Science notebook of a seed's inside and label the embryo, food storage, and seed coat.
  4. What does a seed need to grow?
Squirrel Habitats Squirrel Habitat
  1. Write down 5 things you learned about squirrels from this video in your Science notebook.

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 Tale of Squirrel Nutkin Beatrix Potter 1040L
2 The Mitten Jan Brett 600L
3 Mossy Jan Brett AD770L
4 Bear's New Friend Karma Wilson AD480L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit your local library and have your student search for more stories about nature to read. Check out your library programs to see if there are any related to nature that you can take your student to.