Module 7-Finding Answers-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to find answers to specific questions, using both print sources (books and magazines) and digital sources (the Internet). They will learn how to decide which sources to use as they try to answer certain types of questions. They will learn about homophones and how to spell common homophones correctly.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Sources of Information highlighters (multiple colors);
2 Using Information None
3 Homophones None
4 Spelling Homophones None

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Sources of Information
  1. Identify sources that might provide the answer to a specific question.
2 Using Information
  1. Use information from print and digital sources to answer a question.
3 Homophones
  1. Define homophone, and identify some commonly confused examples.
4 Spelling Homophones
  1. Identify and apply strategies for remembering how to spell these words.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
search engine

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Using Information 7 A Digital Treasure Hunt Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


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
Sources of Information
  1. When you need to find information where do you look?
Using Information
  1. How do websites display information?
  1. What are homophones?
Spelling Homophones
  1. What strategies can you use when spelling homophones?

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
Sources of Information Time Warp Trio-The Not So Jolly Roger
  1. What happened to the boys in this video?
  2. What did you learn about pirates from watching the second video?
Sources of Information Parts of a Book
  1. What are the parts of a book?
  2. What is the table of contents?
  3. What is an index?
  4. What is a glossary?
Sources of Information Selecting Appropriate Websites
  1. What types of websites should you avoid when searching for information on the internet?
  2. What types of sites should you use when researching on the internet?
Using Information The Not so Jolly Roger
  1. Describe what happens to the boys in this video.
Homophones Pendomonium
  1. What are homonyms?
  2. Give examples of homonyms that were in the video.
Spelling Homophones Homophone Heartburn
  1. What are homophones?
  2. How can you avoid misspelling homophones?

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 Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones Gene Barretta

Module Outing:

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

# Outing