Module 32 Electricity-Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will look at words that change the y to i before adding an ending, and they will learn new vocabulary words. They will learn about point of view in a story. They will learn about formal and informal language. They will learn how to write descriptive paragraphs.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 32.1 - Electricity
  1. Recognize words that change the final <i>y</i> to<i> i</i>.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define the point of view of nonfiction text.
  4. Define and formal and informal language.
  5. Identify the parts of a descriptive paragraph.
  6. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 32.2 - Electricity
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Benjamin Franklin.”
  4. Identify examples of informal language.
  5. Prewrite for a descriptive paragraph.
  6. Form common words in cursive.
3 32.3 - Electricity
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify examples of informal language.
  4. Write a rough draft of a descriptive paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 32.4 - Electricity
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Identify examples of formal and informal language.
  5. Revise and edit a descriptive paragraph.
  6. Form common words in cursive.
5 32.5 - Electricity
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Explain the point of view of “Benjamin Franklin.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a descriptive paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
electricity
point of view
formal and informal language
descriptive paragraph
journal entry
descriptive writing
cursive
handwriting
fluency
revise and edit
edit
publish
independent reading
pennies
emptied
parties
families
mysteries
married
carried
puppies
tried
hurried
ponies
cities
stories
flies
dried
worried
cried
buried
replied
candies
advantage
impact
grasp
future
theory
successful

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 32.1 - Electricity 7 Journal Entry
2 32.2 - Electricity 2 Spelling
2 32.2 - Electricity 6 Writing
2 32.2 - Electricity 7 Handwriting
3 32.3 - Electricity 3 Vocabulary
4 32.4 - Electricity 2 Spelling
4 32.4 - Electricity 6 Writing
4 32.4 - Electricity 7 Handwriting
5 32.5 - Electricity 2 Spelling
5 32.5 - Electricity 6 Writing
5 32.5 - Electricity 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 32.1 - Electricity 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 32.2 - Electricity
  • 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 32.3 - Electricity Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
4 32.4 - Electricity Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 32.5 - Electricity 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
32.1 - Electricity
  1. What is the point of view of a nonfiction passage?
  2. What is informal language?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
32.2 - Electricity
  1. What is the point of view of a nonfiction passage?
  2. What is informal language?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
32.3 - Electricity
  1. What is the point of view of a nonfiction passage?
  2. What is informal language?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
32.4 - Electricity
  1. What is the point of view of a nonfiction passage?
  2. What is informal language?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
32.5 - Electricity
  1. What is the point of view of a nonfiction passage?
  2. What is informal language?
  3. What is descriptive 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
32.1 - Electricity Electricity-Spelling Words
  1. What does y change to when you change the ending of the word?
32.1 - Electricity Electricity-Formal and Informal Language
  1. What is the difference between formal and informal language?

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 Charged Up: The Story of Electricity Jacqui Bailey 860L
2 The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip Joanna Cole AD720l
3 You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Electricity! Ian Graham 960L
4 Electrical Wizard: Candlewick Biographies: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World Elizabeth Rusch


Module Outing:

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

# Outing