Module 12 Phonics of the Week Long a;_a_e-Language Arts 1A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the long a with a silent e sound, and you will review sight words. You will be introduced to your new spelling words and begin to write the ending part of a story. You will read the weekly story on your own, practice handwriting. You will complete a fluency check.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 12.1 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e Independent Reading Book;
2 12.2 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e Independent Reading Book;
3 12.3 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e Independent Reading Book
Sidewalk chalk & rock
Macaroni noodles
4 12.4 Phonics of the Week: Long a; _a_e Independent Reading Book;
5 12.5 Phonics of the Week: Long a; _a_e Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 12.1 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the long a; _a_e
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Write the ending of a story.
2 12.2 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the long a; __a__e sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Recognize and use commas.
  5. Print all upper-case and lower-case letters.
3 12.3 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the long a; __a__e
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Recognize and use commas.	
4 12.4 Phonics of the Week: Long a; _a_e
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the long a; __a__e.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Write the ending of a story.
5 12.5 Phonics of the Week: Long a; _a_e
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the long a sound; __a__e.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words
Long a; Story
Handwriting
Sight Word Review
Commas
Long a
Spelling
Story
Writing
Sight Word Quiz
Spelling Test
Fluency Check
Reading Quiz
as
just
take
by
know
carry
thank
could
let
if
them
bake
cake
page
rage
ate
late
plate
date
state
tape

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 12.1 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  • Your student will be writing an ending paragraph to a story. S/he can either use a story that s/he has been working on or work with your student on a beginning and middle paragraph and add this ending paragraph. This paragraph is a "sloppy copy," or a rough draft. So your student does not need to worry about spelling or using his/her best handwriting. It is just a time to get his/her ideas down on paper into sentences. Also, be sure to spread out the writing of this ending paragraph throughout the week. The lesson models an entire paragraph, but it is not recommended that your student write an entire paragraph in one day.
  • As your student reads “Ape and the Parade,” ask them the following questions: What is happening at the zoo? Why can’t Ape go to the parade? Who helps Ape escape his cage? How does Ape get to the parade? Draw a picture of your favorite part of the story and write a sentence about your picture using your sight words.
2 12.2 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  • When reading the story “Ape and the Parade,” have your student write or draw in their Language Arts notebook what happened in the beginning, the middle, and the end of the story.
  • 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 describe their favorite character in the story they are reading.
3 12.3 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  • After your student reads “Ape and the Parade,” have them write the Long a; _a_e words they come across in the story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them what the problem was in the story they read.
4 12.4 Phonics of the Week: Long a; _a_e
  • 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 it.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them to describe the setting in the story they read.
5 12.5 Phonics of the Week: Long a; _a_e 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
12.1 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  1. What sound does long a make?
  2. Name words with the long a sound.
  3. What is Bossy e?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Use the word “bake” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “bake”.
  8. Use the word “cake” in a sentence.
  9. Spell the word “cake”.
12.2 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  1. What sound does long a make?
  2. Name words with the long a sound.
  3. What is Bossy e?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Use the word “page” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “page”.
  8. Use the word “rage” in a sentence.
  9. Spell the word “rage”.
  10. What is a comma?
12.3 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e
  1. What sound does long a make?
  2. Name words with the long a sound.
  3. What is Bossy e?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Use the word “ate” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “ate”.
  8. Use the word “late” in a sentence.
  9. Spell the word “late”.
  10. What is a comma?
12.4 Phonics of the Week: Long a; _a_e
  1. What sound does long a make?
  2. Name words with the long a sound.
  3. What is Bossy e?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Use the word “plate” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “plate”.
  8. Use the word “date” in a sentence.
  9. Spell the word “date”.
12.5 Phonics of the Week: Long a; _a_e
  1. What sound does long a make?
  2. Name words with the long a sound.
  3. What is Bossy e?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: as, just, take, by, know, carry, thank, could, let, if, them (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Use the word “state” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “state”.
  8. Use the word “tape” in a sentence.
  9. Spell the word “tape”.

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
12.1 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e Long a and Silent e
  1. What is the Bossy e?
12.3 Phonics of the Week: Long a: _a_e Aping Around
  1. In their Language Arts notebook have your student draw and write the long a words from the video.

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 Bunny Cakes Rosemary Wells 550L
2 Jake Stays Awake Michael Wright
3 Kate and Nate Are Running Late! Kate Egan AD500L
4 The Paper Crane Molly Bang AD660L
5 7 Ate 9 Tara Lazar AD530L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Have some long-a sound fun on roller skates. Find a local roller skating rink and take your student roller skating.