Module 36 Freedom-Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module students will recognize and spell words with the ch and tch spelling pattern. They will learn to read new vocabulary words and learn their definitions. They will define and identify the problem and solution of a story. They will define and identify complex sentences.They will identify the parts of an opinion paragraph. They will write an opinion paragraph.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 36.1 - Freedom
  1. Recognize words with the <i>ch</i> and <i>tch</i> spelling pattern.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define problem and solution.
  4. Define complex sentences.
  5. Identify the parts of an opinion paragraph.
  6. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 36.2 - Freedom
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Bob’s Brilliant Plan.”
  4. Identify complex sentences.
  5. Prewrite for an opinion paragraph.
  6. Write a paragraph in cursive.
3 36.3 - Freedom
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify complex sentences.
  4. Write a rough draft of an opinion paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 36.4 - Freedom
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Identify and write complex sentences.
  5. Revise and edit a peer’s opinion paragraph.
  6. Write a paragraph in cursive.
5 36.5 - Freedom
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Define the problem and solution in “Barb’s Brilliant Plan.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish an opinion paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
problem and solution
complex sentences
opinion paragraph
journal entry
cursive
handwriting
fluency
revise
edit
publish
independent reading
speech
child
chance
cheek
chunk
bench
chick
cheese
crunching
lunch
teacher
sandwich
match
watch
batch
catcher
stretch
hatch
ditch
pitch
coward
spoil
loyal
limit
border
rate

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 36.1 - Freedom 7 Journal Entry
2 36.2 - Freedom 2 Spelling
2 36.2 - Freedom 6 Writing
2 36.2 - Freedom 7 Handwriting
3 36.3 - Freedom 3 Vocabulary
4 36.4 - Freedom 2 Spelling
4 36.4 - Freedom 6 Writing
4 36.4 - Freedom 7 Handwriting
5 36.5 - Freedom 2 Spelling
5 36.5 - Freedom 4 Reading
5 36.5 - Freedom 6 Writing
5 36.5 - Freedom 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 36.1 - Freedom During Independent Reading time, please have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 36.2 - Freedom
  • 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 36.3 - Freedom Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
4 36.4 - Freedom Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 36.5 - Freedom Quiz your student on their spelling words before they take their test with their teacher. Be sure your student uploads all of their assignments for this module.

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
36.1 - Freedom
  1. What words have the ch or tch pattern in them?
  2. What is the problem and solution of a story?
  3. What is a complex sentence?
  4. What is an opinion paragraph?
  5. What is a fantasy story?
36.2 - Freedom
  1. What words have the ch or tch pattern in them?
  2. What is the problem and solution of a story?
  3. What is a complex sentence?
  4. What is an opinion paragraph?
  5. What is a fantasy story?
36.3 - Freedom
  1. What words have the ch or tch pattern in them?
  2. What is the problem and solution of a story?
  3. What is a complex sentence?
  4. What is an opinion paragraph?
  5. What is a fantasy story?
36.4 - Freedom
  1. What words have the ch or tch pattern in them?
  2. What is the problem and solution of a story?
  3. What is a complex sentence?
  4. What is an opinion paragraph?
  5. What is a fantasy story?
36.5 - Freedom
  1. What words have the ch or tch pattern in them?
  2. What is the problem and solution of a story?
  3. What is a complex sentence?
  4. What is an opinion paragraph?
  5. What is a fantasy story?

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
36.1 - Freedom Problem and Solution
  1. What is the problem in the story?
  2. What is the solution in the story?

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 WHAT IS FREEDOM?: How Does It Ring? Angela Landon
2 What is Individual Freedom? Joshua Turner
3 L Is for Liberty Wendy Cheyette Lewison


Module Outing:

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

# Outing