Module 16 The Presidency-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about homophones and view their sight words. They will also preview our vocabulary words. Then, they will look at our comprehension skill for this week, summarizing. They will learn about subject-verb agreement. They will then learn to ask questions and find answers to create an informative paragraph later this week. Finally, they will write a journal entry, practice cursive handwriting, and work on reading fluency.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 16.1 - The Presidency
  1. Distinguish words that are homophones.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Identify subjects and verbs in a sentence.
  5. Write an informative paragraph.
  6. Recognize a summary of a story.
2 16.2 - The Presidency
  1. Identify "not" contractions.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading "The President's Hats."
  4. Correctly identify subjects as singular or plural.
  5. Plan an informative paragraph.
  6. Spell sight words and spelling words.
3 16.3 - The Presidency
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary with correct definition.
  3. Correctly identify verbs as singular or plural.
  4. Construct a rough draft of an informative paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 16.4 - The Presidency
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary with correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of poetry.
  4. Correctly identify subject/verb agreement.
  5. Edit and review an informative paragraph.
  6. Create the cursive letters <i>T, F,</i> and <i>E</i>.
5 16.5 - The Presidency
  1. Write spelling and vocabulary words.
  2. Summarize our reading story, &quot;The President's Hats.&quot;
  3. Edit writing for errors.
  4. Publish an informative paragraph.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
homophones
summarizing
subject/verb agreement
informative paragraph
journal entry
contractions
subject and verb agreement
informative paragraphs
verbs
fluency
review
edit
cursive letters
independent reading
don't
better
bring
carry
clean
cut
done
draw
drink
eight
fall
far
there
they're
their
roll
role
where
wear
ware
globe
unite
leadership
wisdom
nation
don’t
better
bring
carry
clean
eight
draw
symbol
globe
unite
leadership
wisdom
nation

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 16.1 - The Presidency 9 Journal Entry
2 16.2 - The Presidency 2 Spelling
2 16.2 - The Presidency 7 Writing
2 16.2 - The Presidency 8 Handwriting
3 16.3 - The Presidency 3 Vocabulary
4 16.4 - The Presidency 2 Spelling
4 16.4 - The Presidency 5 Grammar
4 16.4 - The Presidency 6 Writing
4 16.4 - The Presidency 7 Handwriting
5 16.5 - The Presidency 2 Spelling
5 16.5 - The Presidency 3 Reading
5 16.5 - The Presidency 5 Writing
5 16.5 - The Presidency 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 16.1 - The Presidency
  • 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 identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 16.2 - The Presidency
  • 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.
  • In your student's Language Arts notebook, have them write for each of their vocabulary words the following: Definition for the word in their own words, illustration for the word (if possible), synonym or antonym for the word and a sentence using the word.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to describe the character traits of the main characters in the story they read.
3 16.3 - The Presidency
  • 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.
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "The President's Hats," ask them to describe the people the different jobs the president plays.
4 16.4 - The Presidency
  • 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 the word.
5 16.5 - The Presidency 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
16.1 - The Presidency
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What the subject in a sentence?
  4. What is a verb?
  5. What is an informative paragraph?
  6. What is nonfiction?
16.2 - The Presidency
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What is a contraction?
  4. Name some contractions.
  5. What does singular mean?
  6. What does plural mean?
  7. What the subject in a sentence?
  8. What is a verb?
  9. What is an informative paragraph?
  10. What is nonfiction?
16.3 - The Presidency
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What is a contraction?
  4. Name some contractions.
  5. What does singular mean?
  6. What does plural mean?
  7. What the subject in a sentence?
  8. What is a verb?
  9. What is an informative paragraph?
  10. What is nonfiction?
16.4 - The Presidency
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What is a contraction?
  4. Name some contractions.
  5. What does singular mean?
  6. What does plural mean?
  7. What the subject in a sentence?
  8. What is a verb?
  9. What is an informative paragraph?
  10. What is nonfiction?
16.5 - The Presidency
  1. What are homophones?
  2. Name some homophones.
  3. What is a contraction?
  4. Name some contractions.
  5. What does singular mean?
  6. What does plural mean?
  7. What the subject in a sentence?
  8. What is a verb?
  9. What is an informative paragraph?
  10. What is nonfiction?

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
16.4 - The Presidency Subject and Verb Agreement
  1. Explain the importance of subject and verb agreement in a sentence.

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 Our Country's Presidents: A Complete Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency Ann Bausum 1120L
2 So You Want to Be President? St. George, Judith 850L
3 Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents Marilyn Singer NP


Module Outing:

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

# Outing