Module 9-Summarizing Sources-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to summarize information from sources they find as they research a topic. Students will learn how to use direct quotes from sources they will include in a research report. Students will learn how transitional tags can help them identify the source of summarized passages or direct quotes. Students will review how to punctuate the direct quotes that they intend to include in a research report.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Summarizing Sources for your research;
2 Selecting Direct Quotes highlighters (multiple colors)
sources for research
3 Transitional Tags sources for research;
4 Punctuating Direct Quotes None

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Summarizing
  1. Summarize articles used to answer a research question.
2 Selecting Direct Quotes
  1. Select direct quotes to support an explanation of an article's claims.
  2. Provide context for a direct quote by summarizing the source of the quote.
3 Transitional Tags
  1. Use transitional tags to integrate direct quotes into a summary.
4 Punctuating Direct Quotes
  1. Correctly punctuate direct quotes used to support an explanation.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
transitional tags
quotation marks

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Summarizing 5 Summarizing Sources Assignment
2 Selecting Direct Quotes 3 Direct Quotes Assignment
2 Selecting Direct Quotes 6 Creating Context for Direct Quotes Assignment
3 Transitional Tags 4 Integrating Quotes Assignment
4 Punctuating Direct Quotes 3 Integrating Direct Quotes Revised Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Summarizing In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain and/or define the following: summarize, plagiarism, and paraphrase.
2 Selecting Direct Quotes
3 Transitional Tags
4 Punctuating Direct Quotes In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain the rules for punctuating direct quotes.

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
  1. How do you summarize information?
Selecting Direct Quotes
  1. What are direct quotes?
Transitional Tags
  1. What are transitional tags?
Punctuating Direct Quotes
  1. How do you punctuate direct quotes?

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
Summarizing Have Information will Research
  1. What are some tools you can use to help you research?
  2. Why is taking notes important?
Transitional Tags Plagiarism
  1. What is plagiarism?
Punctuating Direct Quotes 7 Rules for Using the Comma (Rule 7)
  1. When do you use commas in a direct quote?

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.

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