Module 15: Forms of Media - Course Guide

Module Overview:

Students will learn what a literary theme is and how a story's theme relates to its plot. Students will write the first draft of his or her short story.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Spelling 5: Practice 3 None
2 What Is Media? independent reading book
pen or pencil
3 Paraphrasing Multimedia independent reading book
pen or pencil
4 Transitions independent reading book
pen or pencil
5 Checking for Commas independent reading book
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Spelling 5: Practice 3
2 What Is Media?
  1. List and compare media forms used to tell stories.
3 Paraphrasing Multimedia
  1. Paraphrase ideas presented in media other than written text.
4 Transitions
  1. Link opinions and reasons using transition words and phrases.
5 Checking for Commas
  1. Apply rules for using commas after transitional tags.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words
comic strip
transitional tags

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
3 Paraphrasing Multimedia 3 Paraphrase It Assignment
4 Transitions 3 Tag It! Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Spelling 5: Practice 3 To prepare for the Spelling 5: Spelling Test, have your student practice their spelling words over the coming weeks.
2 What Is Media?
3 Paraphrasing Multimedia
4 Transitions
5 Checking for Commas

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 Media?
  1. What are some forms of media?
  2. What is multimedia?
  3. Does it matter which form of media is used to deliver a message?
Paraphrasing Multimedia
  1. What does it mean to paraphrase?
  1. What are transitional tags?
Checking for Commas
  1. How do your readers know when you're using a transitional tag?

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
What Is Media? Hansel and Gretel
  1. How does this video version of Hansel and Gretel change the story's message?
Paraphrasing Multimedia The Journey
  1. What does practically every fairy tale begin with?
  2. How is the unknown symbolized?
Transitions Transitions and Connections
  1. What are transitional tags?
  2. Why do writers use transitional tags?
  3. What are the ways you can use transitional tags?

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 Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream Deloris Jordan 630L
2 The Invisible Boy Trudy Ludwig AD680L
3 A Day's Work Eve Bunting 560L
4 Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome) Barbara Bottner AD510L
5 Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays Jon Stahl
6 I Want To Be in a Scary Story Sean Taylor AD440L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing