Module 35 Voting-Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will recognize words with the kn, wr, or gn spelling pattern. Students will learn new vocabulary words and definitions. Students will define sequence. They will identify the parts of a persuasive paragraph. They will write a persuasive paragraph. They will learn about compound sentences.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 35.1 - Voting
  1. Recognize words with the <i>kn</i>, <i>wr</i>, and <i>gn</i> spelling pattern.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define sequence.
  4. Identify the parts of a persuasive paragraph.
  5. Write a descriptive paragraph.
  6. Define compound sentences.
2 35.2 - Voting
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “The Voting Process.”
  4. Identify compound sentences.
  5. Prewrite for a persuasive paragraph.
  6. Write a paragraph in cursive.
3 35.3 - Voting
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify compound sentences.
  4. Write a rough draft of a persuasive paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 35.4 - Voting
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Identify and write compound sentences.
  5. Revise and edit a persuasive paragraph.
  6. Write a paragraph in cursive.
5 35.5 - Voting
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Sequence events from “The Voting Process.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a persuasive paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
silent letters
sequence
compound sentences
persuasive
journal entry
cursive
handwriting
voting
fluency
revise
edit
publish
independent reading
know
known
knife
knock
knee
knot
knit
knight
wrong
wrinkle
wrap
wrist
wrote
wreck
wring
write
wristwatch
gnat
sign
gnaw
reveal
ballot
candidate
vote
election
legal

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 35.1 - Voting 7 Journal Entry
2 35.2 - Voting 2 Spelling
2 35.2 - Voting 6 Writing
2 35.2 - Voting 7 Handwriting
3 35.3 - Voting 3 Vocabulary
4 35.4 - Voting 2 Spelling
4 35.4 - Voting 6 Writing
4 35.4 - Voting 7 Handwriting
5 35.5 - Voting 2 Spelling
5 35.5 - Voting 6 Writing
5 35.5 - Voting 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 35.1 - Voting 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 35.2 - Voting
  • 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 35.3 - Voting Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
4 35.4 - Voting Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 35.5 - Voting 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
35.1 - Voting
  1. Which letter is silent in the kn, wr, or gn letter combinations?
  2. What words do you know have these letter combinations?
  3. What is a simple sentence?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
  5. What is persuasive writing?
35.2 - Voting
  1. Which letter is silent in the kn, wr, or gn letter combinations?
  2. What words do you know have these letter combinations?
  3. What is a simple sentence?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
  5. What is persuasive writing?
35.3 - Voting
  1. Which letter is silent in the kn, wr, or gn letter combinations?
  2. What words do you know have these letter combinations?
  3. What is a simple sentence?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
  5. What is persuasive writing?
35.4 - Voting
  1. Which letter is silent in the kn, wr, or gn letter combinations?
  2. What words do you know have these letter combinations?
  3. What is a simple sentence?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
  5. What is persuasive writing?
35.5 - Voting
  1. Which letter is silent in the kn, wr, or gn letter combinations?
  2. What words do you know have these letter combinations?
  3. What is a simple sentence?
  4. What is a compound sentence?
  5. What is persuasive 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
35.1 - Voting Voting Spelling Words
  1. Which letter is silent in the kn, wr, or gn letter combinations?
  2. What words do you know have these letter combinations?
35.1 - Voting Voting-Sequence
  1. What is sequencing?

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 Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Jonah Winter AD1030L
2 What's the Big Deal About Elections Ruby Shamir NC1030L
3 Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles Mara Rockliff
4 V Is for Voting Kate Farrell
5 Voting Sarah De Capua 920L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing