Module 20 Good Deeds- Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will look at the -er and -or ending in words and learn new vocabulary words. They will take a closer look at characters as story elements. They will learn about irregular verbs. They will learn how to add style to writing. They will write a journal entry about a time they did a good deed. They will practice connecting cursive letters.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 20.1 - Good Deeds
  1. Distinguish the sound of the <i>er</i> and <i>or</i> at the end of words.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define characters as a story element.
  4. Define irregular verbs.
  5. Explain what style is in writing.
  6. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 20.2 - Good Deeds
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “My Little Brother.”
  4. Distinguish irregular verbs from regular verbs.
  5. Identify strong verbs.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>c</i>, <i>d</i>, <i>g</i>, and <i>o</i>.
3 20.3 - Good Deeds
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Correctly place irregular verbs in sentences.
  4. Identify style in writing.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 20.4 - Good Deeds
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Use irregular verbs in writing.
  5. Edit sentences to add style.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>c</i>, <i>d</i>, <i>g</i>, and <i>o</i>.
5 20.5 - Good Deeds
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Edit writing for errors.
  4. Determine how the actions of the character contribute to the story.
  5. Write a paragraph using style.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
characters
irregular verbs
style
journal entry
cursive
handwriting
fluency
revise
edit
independent reading
wonder
mother
father
weather
washer
silver
water
shower
leader
tractor
junior
factor
favor
rumor
minor
actor
visor
tutor
imitate
opposite
imitate
opposite
sensitive
attitude
gradual
ignore

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 20.1 - Good Deeds 7 Journal Entry
2 20.2 - Good Deeds 2 Spelling
2 20.2 - Good Deeds 7 Handwriting
3 20.3 - Good Deeds 3 Vocabulary
4 20.4 - Good Deeds 2 Spelling
4 20.4 - Good Deeds 6 Writing
4 20.4 - Good Deeds 7 Handwriting
5 20.5 - Good Deeds 2 Spelling
5 20.5 - Good Deeds 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 20.1 - Good Deeds 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 20.2 - Good Deeds
  • 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 20.3 - Good Deeds
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "My Little Brother," ask them to describe the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
4 20.4 - Good Deeds Have your student choose five spelling words that they can illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 20.5 - Good Deeds 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
20.1 - Good Deeds
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is an irregular verb?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
  5. What is style in writing?
20.2 - Good Deeds
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is an irregular verb?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
  5. What is style in writing?
  6. What is realistic fiction?
20.3 - Good Deeds
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is an irregular verb?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
  5. What is style in writing?
  6. What is realistic fiction?
  7. When reading for fluency what is rate, expression, and intonation?
20.4 - Good Deeds
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is an irregular verb?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
  5. What is style in writing?
  6. What is realistic fiction?
  7. When reading for fluency what is rate, expression, and intonation?
  8. What do you look at when revising and editing a story?
20.5 - Good Deeds
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is an irregular verb?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
  5. What is style in writing?
  6. What is realistic fiction?
  7. When reading for fluency what is rate, expression, and intonation?
  8. What do you look at when revising and editing a story?

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
20.1 - Good Deeds Good Deeds-Characters
  1. What are character traits?
  2. How do characters impact a story?
20.1 - Good Deeds Good Deeds-Writing with Style
  1. What is style?

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 Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed Emily Pearson AD950L
2 A Little SPOT of Kindness! Diane Alber
3 Clifford's Good Deeds Norman Bridwell


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Work with your student to plan a good deed, either volunteer at a food pantry, serve dinner at a homeless shelter, or other activity that will teach them the importance of helping others.