Module 22 Weather Patterns- Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will look at some irregular spelling words and learn new vocabulary words. They will look at how maps and graphs are used to support text. They will learn how to use the thesaurus. They will learn about descriptive writing. They will write a journal entry about their favorite type of weather.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 22.1 - Weather Patterns
  1. Identify irregular spelling patterns in words.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Explain how maps and graphs are used to support text.
  4. Explain how a thesaurus is used.
  5. Explain what a descriptive poem is.
2 22.2 - Weather Patterns
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Hurricanes.”
  4. List synonyms for given adjectives.
  5. Prewrite a descriptive poem about the weather.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>e</i>, <i>l</i>, and <i>f</i>.
3 22.3 - Weather Patterns
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Distinguish less-descriptive sentences from more-descriptive sentences.
  4. Write a poem describing a weather event.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 22.4 - Weather Patterns
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Rewrite sentences using descriptive adjectives.
  5. Form the cursive connection between <i>e</i>, <i>l</i>, and <i>f</i>.
  6. Revise and edit a descriptive poem.
5 22.5 - Weather Patterns
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Determine how maps and graphs help support the text in “Hurricanes.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a descriptive poem in written and oral form.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
irregular
maps
graphs
thesaurus
adjectives
weather
descriptive paragraph
synonyms
sensory details
cursive
handwriting
fluency
publish
independent reading
again
answer
been
brought
come
enough
example
father
friend
give
great
kind
most
often
old
once
other
through
where
work
wave
crumple
hurricane
moisture
fierce
climate

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 22.1 - Weather Patterns 7 Journal Entry
2 22.2 - Weather Patterns 2 Spelling
2 22.2 - Weather Patterns 6 Writing
2 22.2 - Weather Patterns 7 Handwriting
3 22.3 - Weather Patterns 3 Vocabulary
4 22.4 - Weather Patterns 2 Spelling
4 22.4 - Weather Patterns 6 Writing
4 22.4 - Weather Patterns 7 Handwriting
5 22.5 - Weather Patterns 2 Spelling
5 22.5 - Weather Patterns 6 Writing
5 22.5 - Weather Patterns 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 22.1 - Weather Patterns During Independent Reading time, please have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 22.2 - Weather Patterns
  • 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 22.3 - Weather Patterns
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "Hurricanes," ask them to describe five things they learned about hurricanes.
4 22.4 - Weather Patterns Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 22.5 - Weather Patterns Quiz your student on their spelling words before they take their test with their teacher. Be sure your student uploads all of their assignments for this module.

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
22.1 - Weather Patterns
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What is a thesaurus?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
22.2 - Weather Patterns
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What is a thesaurus?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
  4. What is nonfiction?
  5. What is a synonym?
22.3 - Weather Patterns
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What is a thesaurus?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
  4. What is nonfiction?
  5. What is a synonym?
  6. When reading for fluency, what are rate, expression, and intonation?
22.4 - Weather Patterns
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What is a thesaurus?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
  4. What do you look at when revising and editing a story?
22.5 - Weather Patterns
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What is a thesaurus?
  3. What is descriptive writing?
  4. How can maps and charts help support what I am reading?

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
22.1 - Weather Patterns Weather Patterns
  1. How do maps and graphs help us get information?

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 Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?: All About Weather Tish Rabe 590L
2 Storm Runners Roland Smith
3 National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away Kathy Furgang 950L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing