Module 5 Letter Ss-Language Arts KA - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about uppercase S and lowercase s, and how to write them on a handwriting page. You will complete an activity with s-words and print off the new sight words for your word wall. You will listen to and read your weekly story, "Smile!" You will record an oral retell. You will watch a video and complete a worksheet to learn about question words. You will complete an interactive activity about question words. You will watch a movie about ear spelling. Then you will ear spell the events from the weekly book.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 5.1 Letter Ss Independent Reading Book
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2 5.2 Letter Ss Independent Reading Book;
3 5.3 Letter Ss Independent Reading Book
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4 5.4 Letter Ss Independent Reading Book;
5 5.5 Letter Ss Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 5.1 Letter Ss
  1. Correctly print the upper and lowercase letters <i>S</i> and <i>s</i>.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Identify words that start with s.
2 5.2 Letter Ss
  1. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at appropriate rate.
  2. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  3. Recognize and use question words.
3 5.3 Letter Ss
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Understand and use question words.
4 5.4 Letter Ss
  1. Label events with ear spelling.
  2. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  3. Learn CVC words that start with s.
  4. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at appropriate rate.
5 5.5 Letter Ss
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Answer question words related to text.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words
Letter Ss
sight words
oral retell
question words
events
ear spelling
labels
come
down
here

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 5.1 Letter Ss 6 Handwriting- Ss
2 5.2 Letter Ss 5 Story Retell- "Smile"
2 5.2 Letter Ss 6 Writing- Question Words
3 5.3 Letter Ss 2 Handwriting- Sight Words
4 5.4 Letter Ss 3 Writing- Events
5 5.5 Letter Ss 2 Independent Reading Assessment
5 5.5 Letter Ss 3 Writing- Question Words
5 5.5 Letter Ss 4 Word Wrap-Up!


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 5.1 Letter Ss
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • As your student reads “Smile!” ask them the following questions: What did the kids see? Why did they call the animals to them? Draw a picture of your favorite part.
  • While your student is practicing writing the letter Ss have them say out loud the letter and the sound it makes each time they write the letter.
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
2 5.2 Letter Ss
  • Remember to use the sight word flashcards daily from lesson 1 with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • Have your student refer to the Hand Story Retell Poster to help them with their story retell recording.
  • Challenge your student to think of questions using the question words they learned in the lesson. Have them share the questions they thought of with you.
3 5.3 Letter Ss
  • As your student practices writing sight words have them spell the words as they write each letter in the word and then read the word when they are done writing it.
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
4 5.4 Letter Ss
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed. After they read their story have them tell you what happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story.
  • Practice ear spelling with your student as you go through the day, pick random objects, and ask them to try to spell their name using ear spelling.
5 5.5 Letter Ss
  • On page 2 of this lesson, it mentions an Independent Reading Quiz. This only applies to students who are enrolled in a school that uses an Independent Reading program online where they take a quiz on the book they chose to practice for the week. If your school does not have this program and your student is reading books on their own, then this would be the time to fill out their Independent Reading Log and answer the questions. The Independent Reading Log can be found in the Resources Module, In the "What is the Independent Reading Program?" Activity on page 3. Have your student complete their independent reading log and submit it at the Independent Reading Assignment lesson dropbox. You may have to help them fill it out. They can record themselves reading their Independent Reading Book by clicking on the record option in their dropbox if they are directed to do so in the assignment.
  • Remember to have your student submit their work for the week in the Module 5 Weekly Written Work Letter Ss lesson dropbox.

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
5.1 Letter Ss
  1. What sound does the letter Ss make?
  2. Use the word “come” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “come”?
  4. Use the word “down” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “down”?
  6. Use the word “here” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “here”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ss?
5.2 Letter Ss
  1. What sound does the letter Ss make?
  2. Use the word “come” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “come”?
  4. Use the word “down” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “down”?
  6. Use the word “here” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “here”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ss?
  9. What are the 7 question words?
  10. What punctuation mark do you use when asking a question?
  11. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
5.3 Letter Ss
  1. What sound does the letter Ss make?
  2. Use the word “come” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “come”?
  4. Use the word “down” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “down”?
  6. Use the word “here” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “here”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ss?
  9. What are the 7 question words?
  10. What punctuation mark do you use when asking a question?
5.4 Letter Ss
  1. What sound does the letter Ss make?
  2. Use the word “come” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “come”?
  4. Use the word “down” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “down”?
  6. Use the word “here” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “here”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ss?
  9. What are the 7 question words?
  10. What punctuation mark do you use when asking a question?
  11. What is ear spelling?
  12. Describe the Beginning, Middle, and End of the story “Smile!”.
5.5 Letter Ss
  1. What sound does the letter Ss make?
  2. Use the word “come” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “come”?
  4. Use the word “down” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “down”?
  6. Use the word “here” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “here”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ss?
  9. What are the 7 question words?
  10. What punctuation mark do you use when asking a question?

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
5.1 Letter Ss Letter Ss
  1. What sound does the Letter Ss make?
  2. How do you write the Letter Ss?
  3. What starts with the letter Ss?
5.2 Letter Ss Question Words
  1. What is the name of the punctuation mark used when asking a question?
  2. What are the 7 question words mentioned in this video?
5.4 Letter Ss Ear Spelling
  1. How do you ear spell?
5.5 Letter Ss Letter Ss Wrap Up
  1. What sound does the letter Ss make?
  2. What starts with the letter Ss?

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 Scaredy Squirrel Melanie Watt AD560L
2 Strega Nona Tomie DePaola AD730L
3 Stone Soup Marcia Brown AD550L
4 The Sneetches Dr. Seuss NP
5 Spiders Are Not Insects Allan Fowler 550L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Ss is for snakes, sailing, stars, and superheroes! This week there are many options for outings. Take your student someplace where they can get an up-close look at snakes such as a nature center or zoo. If you live near a river or lake, go for a visit and search for sailboats, or take some toy sailboats to float. If you have a planetarium near you, take your student to view the night sky and view any special programs they offer on the stars. Another possible outing will be to see if your local library or bookstore is doing any special events with superheroes that you could take your student to. While on your excursion, have your students draw or write down other things they see that start with Ss.