Module 1-A Story's Structure-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

Students will identify some of the elements that all narratives share. Students will learn how to compare and contrast two ideas. Students review the main reasons why people write. Students will choose a novel for their novel study.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Describing Stories
  1. Name the basic elements of a story, and the parts of a plot.
2 Comparing Stories
  1. Use words and phrases that help them compare two things or ideas.
  2. Identify the plot elements in a novel.
3 Purposes for Writing
  1. List and explain purposes for writing.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
setting
character
plot
conflict
resolution
compare
contrast
writer's purpose
inform
entertain
persuade
descriptive
narrative

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Comparing Stories 2 Reading Goals Assignment
2 Comparing Stories 4 Novel Plots Assignment


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Describing Stories Read a story out loud to your student (pick one of your favorites) in their Language Arts notebook, have them write the setting, characters, and plot of the story, and then share what they wrote with you.
2 Comparing Stories Go to your local library or a local book store and find two different stories on the "Three Little Pigs". Read those stories to your student and have them compare and contrast the stories in their Language Arts notebook.
3 Purposes for Writing In their Language Arts notebook, please have your student write down the reasons why we write.

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
Describing Stories
  1. What are the basic parts of a story?
Comparing Stories
  1. What words help you compare and contrast?
Purposes for Writing
  1. What are the reasons for 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
Describing Stories Thank you, M'am
  1. What is the setting of the story?
  2. What are the characters in the story?
  3. What is the plot of the story?
Describing Stories Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  1. What is the setting of the story?
  2. What are the characters in the story?
  3. What is the plot of the story?
Purposes for Writing Reasons For Writing
  1. What are the reasons author's have for writing?

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 The Three Little Pigs Paul Galdone 550L
2 The Three Ninja Pigs Corey Rosen Schwartz AD630L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing