Module 8-Reading History-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn some skills that will help them read and understand historical accounts. Students will learn some skills that will help them read and understand words related to history. Students will learn how to discover context clues in history. Students will learn what prepositions are and how they are used to form prepositional phrases.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Connecting Events crayons or colored pencils (optional);
2 Historical Words crayons or colored pencils (optional);
3 Context Clues in History None
4 Prepositions crayons or colored pencils (optional);

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Connecting Events
  1. Explain the relationship between two events in an historical account.
2 Historical Words
  1. Identify words that are commonly used in historical accounts.
3 Context Clues in History
  1. Use cause-and-effect relationships to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words used in historical accounts.
4 Prepositions
  1. Define and explain the use of prepositions and prepositional phrases.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
historical account
cause and effect
prepositional phrase

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
4 Prepositions 4 Add Prepositional Phrases Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Connecting Events
2 Historical Words
3 Context Clues in History In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain how using context clues can help them decipher historical text.
4 Prepositions

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
Connecting Events
  1. How are events in history related?
Historical Words
  1. What words usually appear in historical writing?
Context Clues in History
  1. How can using context clues help you understand historical text?
  1. What is a preposition?

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
Connecting Events The Underground Railroad Video Comparisons
  1. How are these two videos alike?
  2. How are they different?
Connecting Events Native Americans and European Settlers
  1. How did European settlers moving west effect Native Americans?
Historical Words Egypt
  1. What are some common words you heard related to history?
  2. What do those words mean?
Context Clues in History The Rise of the Maya
  1. What are some words in this video you did not know the meaning of?
  2. How can you figure out the meaning of those words?
Prepositions Prepositional Phrases
  1. What are prepositional phrases?

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