Module 9 Letter Dd-Language Arts KA - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the uppercase D and lowercase d and how to write them on a handwriting page. You will complete an activity with words that start with d and print off the new sight words for your Word Wall. You will listen to and read your weekly story, "Balloon Animals." You will watch a video and complete a worksheet about sorting. You will complete an interactive activity about sorting. You will do a worksheet identifying complete sentences.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 9.1 Letter Dd Independent Reading Book
Play dough
2 9.2 Letter Dd Independent Reading Book;
3 9.3 Letter Dd Independent Reading Book
Play dough
Various objects to sort
4 9.4 Letter Dd Independent Reading Book;
5 9.5 Letter Dd Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 9.1 Letter Dd
  1. Correctly print the upper and lowercase letters <i>D</i> and <i>d</i>.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Identify words that start with d.
2 9.2 Letter Dd
  1. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at an appropriate rate.
  2. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  3. Sort common objects into categories.
  4. Identify words that start with d.
3 9.3 Letter Dd
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Sort related objects into categories.
4 9.4 Letter Dd
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at appropriate rate.
  3. Identify complete sentences.
  4. Read CVC words that start with d.
5 9.5 Letter Dd
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Write a complete sentence.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words
Letter Dd
sight words
oral retell
sorting
complete sentences
make
me
away

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 9.1 Letter Dd 6 Handwriting: Dd
2 9.2 Letter Dd 5 Story Retell: "Balloon Animals"
2 9.2 Letter Dd 6 Writing: Sorting
3 9.3 Letter Dd 2 Handwriting: Sight Words
4 9.4 Letter Dd 3 Writing: Sentences


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 9.1 Letter Dd
  • 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.
  • As your student reads “Balloon Animals,” ask them the following questions: What kind of balloon animals does the clown make? What is your favorite balloon animal? Draw a picture of your favorite part.
  • While your student is practicing writing the letter Dd have them say out loud the letter and the sound it makes each time they write the letter.
  • During Independent Reading time listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • In this module, your student will use play dough to write the letter Dd and sight words. You may also have them shape the play dough and make the words out of the dough as well.
2 9.2 Letter Dd
  • Remember to use the sight word flashcards daily from lesson 1 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, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • Use the Hand Story Retell Poster to help your student with their story retell recording.
3 9.3 Letter Dd
  • As your student practices writing sight words have them spell the words as they write each letter in the word and then read the word when they are done writing it.
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
4 9.4 Letter Dd During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed. After they read their story, have them tell you what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
5 9.5 Letter Dd
  • On page 2 of this lesson, it mentions an Independent Reading Quiz. This only applies to students who are enrolled in a school that uses an Independent Reading program online where they take a quiz on the book they chose to practice for the week. If your school does not have this program and your student is reading books on their own, then this would be the time to fill out their Independent Reading Log and answer the questions. The Independent Reading Log can be found in the Resources Module, In the "What is the Independent Reading Program?" Activity on page 3. Have your student complete their independent reading log and submit it at the Independent Reading Assignment lesson dropbox. You may have to help them fill it out. They can record themselves reading their Independent Reading Book by clicking on the record option in their dropbox if they are directed to do so in the assignment.
  • Remember to have your student submit their work for the week in the Module 9 Weekly Written Work Letter Dd lesson dropbox.

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
9.1 Letter Dd
  1. What sound does the letter Dd make?
  2. Use the word “make” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “make”?
  4. Use the word “me” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “me”?
  6. Use the word “away” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “away”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Dd?
9.2 Letter Dd
  1. What sound does the letter Dd make?
  2. Use the word “make” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “make”?
  4. Use the word “me” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “me”?
  6. Use the word “away” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “away”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Dd?
  9. What are some categories you can use to sort objects?
  10. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
9.3 Letter Dd
  1. What sound does the letter Dd make?
  2. Use the word “make” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “make”?
  4. Use the word “me” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “me”?
  6. Use the word “away” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “away”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Dd?
  9. What are some categories you can use to sort objects?
9.4 Letter Dd
  1. What sound does the letter Dd make?
  2. Use the word “make” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “make”?
  4. Use the word “me” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “me”?
  6. Use the word “away” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “away”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Dd?
  9. How can you tell if a sentence is complete?
9.5 Letter Dd
  1. What sound does the letter Dd make?
  2. Use the word “make” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “make”?
  4. Use the word “me” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “me”?
  6. Use the word “away” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “away”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Dd?
  9. What are some categories you can use to sort objects?
  10. What makes a complete sentence?

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
9.1 Letter Dd Letter Dd
  1. What sound does the letter Dd make?
  2. How do you write the letter Dd?
  3. What words start with the letter Dd?
9.2 Letter Dd Super Sorters
  1. What are some ways that you can sort objects?
9.4 Letter Dd Is it Complete?
  1. How can you tell a sentence is complete?
9.5 Letter Dd Letter Dd Wrap Up
  1. What sound does the letter Dd make?
  2. How do you write the letter Dd?
  3. What categories can you sort objects in?

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 Dot Peter Reynolds AD500L
2 Arnie the Doughnut Laurie Keller AD600L
3 Go Dog Go! P.D. Eastman 240L
4 Dog Loves Drawing Louise Yates AD600L
5 How Droofus the Dragon Loses His Head Bill Peet AD910L
6 Danny and the Dinosaur Syd Hoff 400L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Go to a park and have your student write down all of the things they see that start with the Letter Dd, such as ducks or dogs. How many ducks can they find? How many dogs are being walked? Another possible outing would be to visit a local Doughnut shop and ask if they will show you how doughnuts are made.