Module 4 Fables-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the CVVC pattern to identify long vowels. They will also preview their vocabulary words for this week. They will set a purpose for reading their story and look at compound sentences. They will explore a retelling example, their writing assignment for this week. They will write a journal entry. They will practice their fluency and write a story retell.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 4.1 - Fables
  1. Identify the long vowel sound in CVVC words.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Define compound sentences.
  4. Explain what a retelling of a story is.
  5. Explain the components of a fable.
  6. Describe a time when you learned a lesson.
2 4.2 - Fables
  1. Spell words with the CVVC pattern.
  2. Correctly match vocabulary words with the correct definitions.
  3. Identify compound sentences.
  4. Brainstorm ideas for a retelling of our fable.
  5. Form the cursive letters u, y, i, and j.
3 4.3 - Fables
  1. Spell words with the CVVC pattern.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension after reading by answering questions.
  3. Identify compound sentences.
  4. Retell this week's fable.
  5. Demonstrate fluency while reading.
  6. Correctly match vocabulary words with their definitions.
4 4.4 - Fables
  1. Spell words with the CVVC pattern.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading by answering questions.
  4. Build compound sentences.
  5. Revise and edit writing.
  6. Create the cursive letters u, y, i and j.
5 4.5 - Fables
  1. Use the CVVC pattern to spell words.
  2. Spell sight words correctly.
  3. Correctly match vocabulary words to their definitions.
  4. Explain what is included in a fable.
  5. Correctly edit a paragraph for errors.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
CVVC
fables
compound sentences
long vowel
retell
journal
cursive
fluency
edit
independent reading
we
where
yellow
you
all
am
are
at
ate
be
black
sweet
meet
mean
deal
beach
seen
green
street
queen
cupboard
gnaw
peace
fine
cellar
trap
where
yellow
you
are
ate
cupboard
gnaw
peace
fine
cellar
trap

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 4.1 - Fables 7 Journal Entry
2 4.2 - Fables 2 Spelling
2 4.2 - Fables 3 Vocabulary
2 4.2 - Fables 5 Grammar
2 4.2 - Fables 6 Writing
2 4.2 - Fables 7 Handwriting
3 4.3 - Fables 2 Spelling
3 4.3 - Fables 4 Reading
3 4.3 - Fables 5 Grammar
4 4.4 - Fables 5 Grammar
4 4.4 - Fables 6 Writing
4 4.4 - Fables 7 Handwriting
5 4.5 - Fables 2 Spelling
5 4.5 - Fables 5 Writing
5 4.5 - Fables 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 4.1 - Fables
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. 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.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 4.2 - Fables
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. 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.
  • 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 questions about what they read when they are finished.
3 4.3 - Fables
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. 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.
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse," ask them to describe the setting, characters and plot of the story.
4 4.4 - Fables
  • Have your student choose five spelling words that they can illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. 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.
5 4.5 - Fables Review the spelling words with your student before they take their spelling test. Remember to have your student complete their Independent Reading Log.

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
4.1 - Fables
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What is a fable?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
4.2 - Fables
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What is a fable?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
4.3 - Fables
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What is a fable?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
4.4 - Fables
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What is a fable?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
4.5 - Fables
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What is a fable?
  4. What is a compound sentence?

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
4.1 - Fables Fables Spelling Words
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?

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 Fables Arnold Lobel 540L
2 The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables Don Daily


Module Outing:

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

# Outing