Module 12-Get Heard-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this unit, students will explore how technology has changed the way humans share and respond to ideas. Students will learn how they can use technology to share their ideas with a larger audience. Students will learn how to use technology to respond to other people's ideas. Students will learn how to the perfect verb tenses are used to communicate ideas more precisely.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Power Tools for Communication None
2 Publishing with Technology None
3 Responding to Ideas multimedia presentation;
4 The Perfect Tense None

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Power Tools for Communication
  1. Identify some of the ways in which technology helps people share ideas.
  2. Identify some of the dangers or drawbacks of technology-enhanced communication.
2 Publishing with Technology
  1. Use technology to share your point of view with a larger audience.
3 Responding to Ideas
  1. Respond appropriately to the digital messages of others.
4 The Perfect Tense
  1. Define and identify examples of the perfect tense.
  2. Form and use the perfect verb tenses (I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked).

Module Key Words:

Key Words
technology
printing press
transistor
Internet
mass media
blog
perfect tense

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Publishing with Technology 3 Multimedia Presentation Assignment
3 Responding to Ideas 2 Presentation Review Assignment
3 Responding to Ideas 3 All Together Now Assignment
4 The Perfect Tense 4 Perfect Tense Sentences Assignment


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Power Tools for Communication In their Language Arts notebook, have your student describe how communication technology has changed over the years and write a list of rules to follow when posting things online.
2 Publishing with Technology In their Language Arts notebook, please have your student summarize what they learned from this lesson.
3 Responding to Ideas
4 The Perfect Tense In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain what the perfect tense is of a verb and give examples of verbs in the perfect tense.

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
Power Tools for Communication
  1. What is technology, and how does it help people share ideas?
Publishing with Technology
  1. What are some things to keep in mind when publishing your work using technology?
Responding to Ideas
  1. How should you respond to a peer's multimedia presentation?
The Perfect Tense
  1. What is perfect tense?

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
Power Tools for Communication Greatest Inventions: Printing Press
  1. Before written language, how were stories told?
  2. Why did books use to be rare?
  3. What invention created the mass production of books and other print materials?
  4. Who invented the printing press?
Power Tools for Communication Greatest Inventions: Television
  1. What was the first television like?
  2. Who invented the mechanical television?
  3. Who invented electronic television?
  4. How was electronic television different from the mechanical one?
  5. How has television evolved?
Power Tools for Communication Greatest Inventions: Transistors
  1. Why was the transistor considered a revolution in communications?
  2. How did a transistor work?
  3. What is a microchip?
Power Tools for Communication Greatest Inventions: Computers
  1. Why have computers, and the internet revolutionized communication today?
  2. How has the computer evolved?
Power Tools for Communication Your Words and Pictures in Cyberspace
  1. What should you keep in mind when posting on the internet?
The Perfect Tense Crossroads Cafe Part 1
  1. What verbs do you hear in this video?
The Perfect Tense Describing Past Experiences
  1. How do you know words are describing past experiences?
The Perfect Tense Crossroads Cafe Part 2
  1. What verbs are used that use perfect tense?

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