Module 14 Phonics of the Week ou and ow-Language Arts 1A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the /ou/ and /ow/ sounds. You will be introduced to your new weekly sight words and spelling words. Then, you will also revise the story you have been working on. You will also read the weekly story on your own, practice handwriting, and work on the week's grammar skill.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 14.1 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow Independent Reading Book;
2 14.2 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow Independent Reading Book
White board
Dry erase markers
Eraser
3 14.3 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow Independent Reading Book
Chalkboard or sidewalk
Paintbrush
Water
Glue
Scissors
4 14.4 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow Independent Reading Book;
5 14.5 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 14.1 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with "ou" and "ow."
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Revise a previously written story.
2 14.2 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the /ow/ sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
  5. Print all upper-case and lower-case letters.
3 14.3 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the /ou/-/ow/ sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
4 14.4 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the /ou/-/ow/ sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
5 14.5 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with /ou/-/ow/ sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words
/ou/-/ow/ Sounds
Sight Words
Spelling
Story
Writing
/ow/ Sound
Handwriting
Grammar
/ow/ and /ou/ Sound
Spelling Words
/ou/-/ow/ Sound
/ou/ and /ow/ Sounds
Sight Word Quiz
Spelling Test
Fluency Check
Reading Quiz
give
old
were
small
loud
cloud
mouse
house
out
owl
down
town
now
how

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
3 14.3 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow 5 Story
3 14.3 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow 6 Grammar
4 14.4 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow 2 Phonics
4 14.4 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow 3 Spelling
4 14.4 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow 4 Story
5 14.5 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow 2 Phonics
5 14.5 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow 5 Story


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 14.1 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  • Your student will be revising a story. If your student has not previously written a story on their own, provide them with a sample story that needs some revision. Be sure to spread out the writing throughout the week. The lesson models an entire story, but it is not recommended that your student revise an entire story in one day.
  • As your student reads “The Howling Hound,” ask them the following questions: Who was Hound friends with? Who does Hound live in a house with? What was in the small box for Hound?
  • Draw a picture of your favorite part of the story and write a sentence about your picture using your sight words.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your First Grader read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
2 14.2 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  • When reading the story “The Howling Hound,” have your student write or draw in their Language Arts notebook what happened in the beginning, the middle, and the end of the story.
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to describe their favorite character in the story they are reading.
3 14.3 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  • After your student reads " The Howling Hound, " have them write the ou and ow words they come across in the story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them what the problem was in the story they read.
4 14.4 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  • Have your student choose five spelling words that they can illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell it.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them to describe the setting in the story they read.
5 14.5 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow Review the spelling words with your student before they take their spelling test. Remember to have your student complete their Independent Reading Log.

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
14.1 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. What sound does ou make?
  2. Name words with the ou sound.
  3. What sound does ow make?
  4. Name words with the ow sound.
  5. Use each word in a sentence: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Spell each word: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Use the word “loud” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “loud”.
  9. Use the word “cloud” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “cloud”.
14.2 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. What sound does ou make?
  2. Name words with the ou sound.
  3. What sound does ow make?
  4. Name words with the ow sound.
  5. Use each word in a sentence: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Spell each word: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Use the word “mouse” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “mouse”.
  9. Use the word “house” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “house”.
  11. What is a prefix?
  12. What is a suffix?
14.3 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. What sound does ou make?
  2. Name words with the ou sound.
  3. What sound does ow make?
  4. Name words with the ow sound.
  5. Use each word in a sentence: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Spell each word: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Use the word “out” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “out”.
  9. Use the word “owl” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “owl”.
14.4 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. What sound does ou make?
  2. Name words with the ou sound.
  3. What sound does ow make?
  4. Name words with the ow sound.
  5. Use each word in a sentence: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Spell each word: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Use the word “down” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “down”.
  9. Use the word “town” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “town”.
14.5 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow
  1. What sound does ou make?
  2. Name words with the ou sound.
  3. What sound does ow make?
  4. Name words with the ow sound.
  5. Use each word in a sentence: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Spell each word: give, old, were, small (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Use the word “now” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “now”.
  9. Use the word “how” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “how”.

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
14.1 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow The ow Sound
  1. What sound does ou make?
  2. What words have the ou sound?
  3. What sound does ow make?
  4. What words have the ow sound?
14.3 Phonics of the Week: ou and ow Howling Hounds
  1. In their Language Arts notebook have your student write and draw the ou and ow words named in the video.

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 Little Cloud Eric Carle 470L
2 Mouse Paint Ellen Stoll Walsh AD370L
3 In a People House Dr. Seuss NP
4 The Cow Said Neigh! Rory Feek
5 The Little White Owl Tracey Corderoy 500L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Go outside and observe the clouds in the sky. Have your student draw the different things they see in the clouds and draw pictures of what they see in their Language Arts notebook.