Module 8-Analyzing Science-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to identify common structures used in articles written about science. Students will learn how to analyze articles written about science. Students will explore how to analyze articles about science and consider how to use them as sources in research projects. Students will learn how to use reference materials to find information about unfamiliar words.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Organizing Science crayons or colored pencils (optional);
2 Comparing Organization crayons or colored pencils (optional);
3 Integrating Science Sources crayons or colored pencils (optional);
4 Researching Words crayons or colored pencils (optional);

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Organizing Science
  1. Identify common ways of organizing scientific articles.
2 Comparing Organization
  1. Compare and contrast the organization of two different scientific articles.
3 Integrating Science Sources
  1. Integrate information from two scientific articles on the same topic.
4 Researching Words
  1. Use reference materials to find out the exact meaning and pronunciation of key words and phrases.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
search engine

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Organizing Science 4 Science Structures Assignment
1 Organizing Science 5 Extra, Extra! Assignment
2 Comparing Organization 5 Comparing Structures Assignment
3 Integrating Science Sources 5 Write It Up Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


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
Organizing Science
  1. How is Science text organized?
Comparing Organization
  1. What are the steps involved in comparing scientific text structure?
Integrating Science Sources
  1. How do you integrate information from multiple sources?
Researching Words
  1. What are context clues?

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
Organizing Science Carnivorous Plants
  1. What does the video explain about carnivorous plants?
Organizing Science Carnivorous Plants Part 2
  1. What is the purpose of this video?
  2. What is the film maker trying to do in this segment?
Comparing Organization Carnivorous Plant Traps and Carnivorous Plant Digestion
  1. How is the structure of these two videos alike?
  2. How is the structure of these two videos different?
Researching Words Mummies in the Dictionary
  1. What can a dictionary tell you about a word?

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.

# Outing