Module 1 Letter Aa-Language Arts KA - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the letter Aa. They will be focusing on the short vowel sound of Aa. Students will practice writing the capital and lowercase Aa. Students will learn how to read and spell the sight words: I, see, and big. Students will learn about rhyming words. Students will read a story titled: “I See.” They will record themselves retelling the story and draw or write about their favorite part of the story and the events in the story. Students will also practice reading an independent reading book that is at their reading level.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 1.1 Letter Aa Independent Reading Book
Pencil
2 1.2 Letter Aa Independent Reading Book;
3 1.3 Letter Aa Independent Reading Book
Scissors
Glue
4 1.4 Letter Aa Independent Reading Book
Pencil
Crayons
5 1.5 Letter Aa Independent Reading Book
Pencil
Crayons

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 1.1 Letter Aa
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Learn about the short <i>a</I>.
2 1.2 Letter Aa
  1. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at appropriate rate.
  2. Read high-frequency words on sight.
3 1.3 Letter Aa
  1. Recognize rhyming words.
  2. Read high-frequency words on sight.
4 1.4 Letter Aa
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Learn about the short a.
5 1.5 Letter Aa
  1. Hold a pencil correctly.
  2. Prepare a word wall.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words
Letter Aa
sight words
oral retell
rhyming
short a
sight word
favorite part
I
See
Big

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 1.2 Letter Aa 7 Story Retell- "I See"
3 1.3 Letter Aa 2 Handwriting- Sight Words
4 1.4 Letter Aa 3 Writing- Summer Activity
5 1.5 Letter Aa 3 Independent Reading Assessment
5 1.5 Letter Aa 4 Writing- Favorite Part
5 1.5 Letter Aa 5 Word Wrap Up!


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 1.1 Letter Aa
  • As your student reads “I See” ask them the following questions: What are some of the things the child sees? Draw a picture of your favorite part and write what you see using your sight words.
  • While your student is practicing writing the letter Aa have them say out loud the letter and the sound it makes each time they write the letter.
  • During Independent Reading time have your Kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
2 1.2 Letter Aa
  • 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, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • Download and print the Hand Story Retell Poster on page 7 of the lesson and post it in your student's learning space so that they can easily refer to it while recording their story retell.
3 1.3 Letter Aa
  • 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.
  • Practice naming rhyming words with your student. Say a word and have your student say a word that rhymes with the word you said. Repeat this multiple times using different words.
  • 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 1.4 Letter Aa
  • 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.
  • They will be completing a writing assignment in this lesson where they will be asked to draw a picture of their favorite summer activity. Before they complete the assignment, talk with them about what they did this summer and discuss their favorite thing. Encourage them to not only draw but also color their picture. When they finish with their picture, ask them to describe it.
5 1.5 Letter Aa
  • On page 3 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 submit their work for the week in the Module 1 Weekly Written Work Letter Aa 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
1.1 Letter Aa
  1. What sound does the letter Aa make?
  2. Use the word "I" in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word "I"?
  4. Use the word "see" in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word "see"?
  6. Use the word "big" in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word "big"?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Aa?
1.2 Letter Aa
  1. What sound does the letter Aa make?
  2. Use the word "I" in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word "I"?
  4. Use the word "see" in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word "see"?
  6. Use the word "big" in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word "big"?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Aa?
  9. 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)?
1.3 Letter Aa
  1. What sound does the letter Aa make?
  2. Use the word "I" in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word "I"?
  4. Use the word "see" in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word "see"?
  6. Use the word "big" in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word "big"?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Aa?
  9. 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)?
  10. Name two words that rhyme.
1.4 Letter Aa
  1. What sound does the letter Aa make?
  2. Use the word "I" in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word "I"?
  4. Use the word "see" in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word "see"?
  6. Use the word "big" in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word "big"?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Aa?
  9. 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)?
  10. Name two words that rhyme.
1.5 Letter Aa
  1. What sound does the letter Aa make?
  2. Use the word "I" in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word "I"?
  4. Use the word "see" in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word "see"?
  6. Use the word "big" in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word "big"?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Aa?
  9. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story?
  10. (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
  11. Name two words that rhyme.

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
1.1 Letter Aa I See
  1. What words start with the letter Aa?
  2. What sound does the letter Aa make?
  3. What are your sight words for this week?
1.2 Letter Aa Story Retell
  1. How do you do a 5 Finger Retell?
  2. Name the main characters from Little Red Riding Hood?
  3. What is the setting in Little Red Riding Hood?
  4. What was the problem in Little Red Riding Hood?
  5. Name some events from Little Red Riding Hood.
  6. What was the solution/ending in Little Red Riding Hood?
1.3 Letter Aa It's Rhyme Time
  1. How do you know that words rhyme?
  2. Name two words that rhyme.
1.4 Letter Aa Draw Me a Story
  1. What would you include in a picture if you were drawing a story?
1.5 Letter Aa Letter Aa Review
  1. What words start with the letter Aa?
  2. What sound does the letter Aa make?

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 Lady with the Alligator Purse Nadine Bernard Westcott NP
2 Ten Apples Up On Top Dr. Seuss 200L
3 Eating the Alphabet Lois Ehlert NP
4 There’s An Alligator Under My Bed Mercer Mayer 490L
5 The Icky Sticky Ant Eater Dawn Bentley


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Take your student Grocery Shopping with you this week. Have your student carry a notepad and pencil. While at the grocery store, have them draw or write items, they see that start with the letter Aa. Challenge them to find things that have the short Aa sound in the middle of the word.