Module 9-Researching-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to begin a research project. Students will learn how to find sources of information for a research project. Students will learn how using a dictionary can help them with a research project.

Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Research Questions
  1. Generate a question to use as a research topic.
2 Finding Sources
  1. Find sources that may provide answers to a research question.
3 Using Reference Materials
  1. Use a dictionary to find out the exact meaning and pronunciation of key words and phrases.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
research report
research question
primary source
secondary source

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Research Questions 5 Research Question Assignment
2 Finding Sources 6 Finding Sources Assignment
3 Using Reference Materials 4 Dictionary Hunt Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Research Questions In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain the following: research, source, research question, ways to narrow down a research topic, and what makes a good research question.
2 Finding Sources In their Language Arts notebook, have your student describe tips for conducting research both online and at a library.
3 Using Reference Materials In their Language Arts notebook, have your student describe how to use a Dictionary and spell check on a computer.

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
Research Questions
  1. What is a research question?
  2. How do you create a research question?
Finding Sources
  1. What are the best ways to find good sources when conducting research?
Using Reference Materials
  1. What is a dictionary?
  2. How do you use a dictionary?

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 Sources Internet Research
  1. What types of websites are reliable when doing research?
Finding Sources Internet Research Techniques
  1. What are 5 things you learned about internet research techniques from this video?
Finding Sources Using the Library
  1. Why is researching at a library helpful?
Using Reference Materials Mummies in the Dictionary
  1. What can a dictionary tell you about a word?

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