Module 4-Multimedia-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

Students will learn how to recognize and describe different kinds of multimedia. Students will learn how to participate in peer review discussions. Students will learn how to work with others to develop ideas during a discussion. Students will learn how to combine sentences to make their prose flow more smoothly.

Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 What Is Multimedia?
  1. Explain how multimedia can make stories come to life.
2 Peer Review
  1. Use a constructive method to provide feedback on a peer's narrative.
3 Building Ideas
  1. Build on another person's ideas for during a discussion.
4 Sentence Combining
  1. Combine sentences to make a story flow more smoothly.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
peer review
collaborative discussions

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
3 Building Ideas 3 Peer Review Checklist Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 What Is Multimedia? Discuss with your student different types of media. Give them examples of newspapers, magazines, etc. Have them write a list in their Language Arts notebook of the types of media they encounter daily.
2 Peer Review On the Suggested Book list of the module course guide on the learning coach website is the book "Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays" if possible, check it out of your local library. Share this story with your student and discuss the input the yellow monster friend has on the dragon's story. How does it help the dragon? In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write down ways to hold a positive peer review session.
3 Building Ideas Discussion Topic: Arrange for students to share--with 1-3 classmates--copies of the narratives they wrote earlier in the semester. Then facilitate each group's peer review of the stories written by the group's members. (Before the peer review sessions, students should complete a Peer Review worksheet for each student in their group.) See suggestions for facilitating peer review discussions.
4 Sentence Combining In their language arts notebook, please have your student write down when it is a good idea to combine sentences.

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
What Is Multimedia?
  1. What is media?
Peer Review
  1. Why are Peer Reviews important?
Building Ideas
  1. How can the skills you use in collaborative discussions help you with peer review?
Sentence Combining
  1. When should you combine sentences in your writing?

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

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 All About Media Brien J. Jennings
2 What Is Media? Brien J. Jennings 710L
3 Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays Jon Stahl AD360L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing