Module 10-Making Your Case-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to figure out and explain their own perspective on a topic. Students will learn how to use information from their sources to support main ideas. Students will learn the meanings of words commonly associated with research. Students will learn some strategies for learning how to spell new words.

Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Finding an Angle
  1. Explain a personal perspective on a topic that has been researched.
2 Supporting Your Ideas
  1. Develop a perspective on a topic with reasons and information.
3 Research Words
  1. Identify and define words commonly used in research reports.
4 Spelling
  1. Recall the correct spelling of words that are frequently used in research reports.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
word patterns
word parts

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Finding an Angle 6 Explain Perspective Assignment
2 Supporting Your Ideas 3 Reasons and Reasoning Assignment
2 Supporting Your Ideas 5 Finding Reasons Assignment
4 Spelling 4 Spelling Research Words Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Finding an Angle In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain why it is important to decide the perspective they will write their research paper with.
2 Supporting Your Ideas In their Language Arts notebook, please have your student explain how they can support their writing ideas.
3 Research Words In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain why word choice is important in a research report.
4 Spelling In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write the words they learned from this lesson and explain what they mean.

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
Finding an Angle
  1. How do you decide the perspective you will write your paper with?
Supporting Your Ideas
  1. How do you support your ideas in your writing?
Research Words
  1. What words can help you make your research report sound especially smart?
  1. Why is important to spell words correctly in 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
Finding an Angle Australian Wildlife
  1. What is the perspective of the reporter in this video?
Supporting Your Ideas Bill Nye the Science Guy
  1. What are the reasons given in the video to support raising chickens?

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

Module Outing:

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

# Outing