Module 11-Peer Review-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to review and respond to another student's research report--in a way that is helpful. Students will learn how to combine sentences to make a report easier to read and understand. Students will learn how to identify run-on sentences in an informational report.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Review and Respond None
2 Combining Sentences A yellow highlighter;
3 Separating Sentences highlighters (multiple colors);

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Review and Respond
  1. Peer review a research report written by another student.
2 Combining Sentences
  1. Identify sentences that should be combined with other sentences.
3 Separating Sentences
  1. Identify sentences that should be reduced or separated into two sentences.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
peer review
research report
run-on sentence

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Combining Sentences 5 Combining Sentences Peer Review Assignment
3 Separating Sentences 6 Run-on Sentences Peer Review Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Review and Respond In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain and/or define the following: peers, peer review, explain the elements you should look at when conducting a peer review, and write the questions you should ask when reviewing writing.
2 Combining Sentences In their Language Arts Notebook, have your student explain what style is, the purpose of writing style, and what a simple sentence and compound sentence is.
3 Separating Sentences

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
Review and Respond
  1. What is peer review?
Combining Sentences
  1. What is writing style?
Separating Sentences
  1. What is a run-on 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
Review and Respond Peer Review
  1. What writing elements do you look at when conducting a peer review?
  2. What structural elements do you look at when conducting a peer review?
  3. What do you look at when evaluating the style?
  4. What do you look at when evaluating grammar?
Review and Respond Reviewing Your Writing Sacagawea
  1. What questions should you ask while reviewing your writing?
  2. What are other important tips to remember when reviewing writing?
Combining Sentences What is Style?
  1. What is style?
  2. What is the purpose of style?
  3. What should style involve?
Combining Sentences Evaluating Style
  1. What elements do you look at when evaluating style?
Combining Sentences Sentence Structure
  1. What is a simple sentence?
  2. What is a compound sentence?
Separating Sentences Run-on Sentences
  1. What is a run-on sentence?
  2. How do you know when a sentence needs to be broken up?

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