Module 8 Phonics of the Week Short u-Language Arts 1A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about short ŭ sounds, and you will be introduced to your new weekly sight words and spelling words. You will also learn how to recognize the beginning, middle, and end of a story. You will read the weekly story on your own, you will practice handwriting, and you will learn about adjectives. You will complete a fluency check.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 8.1 Phonics of the Week: Short u Independent Reading Book;
2 8.2 Phonics of the Week: Short u Independent Reading Book;
3 8.3 Phonics of the Week: Short u Independent Reading Book;
4 8.4 Phonics of the Week: Short u Independent Reading Book;
5 8.5 Phonics of the Week: Short u Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 8.1 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with ŭ sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Recognize the beginning, middle, and end of a fiction story.
2 8.2 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the ŭ sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Understand adjectives.
3 8.3 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with ŭ sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Recognize and use adjectives.
4 8.4 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with ŭ sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Recognize the beginning, middle, and end of a story.	
5 8.5 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with ŭ sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words
Short u Sound
Sight Words
Story
Spelling
Handwriting
Adjectives
Writing
Spelling Test
Short u
Sight Word Quiz
Reading Quiz
Fluency Check
by
know
thank
carry
fun
sun
hut
bump
jump
plus
rug
tub
dust
must

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 8.1 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  • As your student reads “Bug’s Stuff,” ask them the following questions: What does Bug have to carry to her hut? Who helps Bug carry her stuff to the hut? Why could Pup not carry Bug’s stuff? What did Pup get to carry Bug’s stuff? Draw a picture of your favorite part of the story and write a sentence about your picture using your sight words.
  • 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 questions about what they read when they are finished.
2 8.2 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  • 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.
  • After your student reads "Bug's Stuff," have them identify the words with short-u in the story.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to describe their favorite character in the story.
3 8.3 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  • As your student reads, "Bug's Stuff," ask them to draw or write what happened in the beginning, the middle, and the end of 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 8.4 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  • 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 the word.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them to describe the setting in the story they read.
5 8.5 Phonics of the Week: Short u 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
8.1 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. What sound does short-u make?
  2. Name words with the short-u sound.
  3. Use each word in a sentence: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  4. Spell each word: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  5. Use the word “fun” in a sentence.
  6. Spell the word “fun”.
  7. Use the word “sun” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “sun”.
8.2 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. What sound does short-u make?
  2. Name words with the short-u sound.
  3. Use each word in a sentence: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  4. Spell each word: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  5. Use the word “hut” in a sentence.
  6. Spell the word “hut”.
  7. Use the word “bump” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “bump”.
  9. What are adjectives?
  10. Name some adjectives?
8.3 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. What sound does short u make?
  2. Name words with the short u sound.
  3. Use each word in a sentence: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  4. Spell each word: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  5. Use the word “jump” in a sentence.
  6. Spell the word “jump”.
  7. Use the word “plus” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “plus”.
  9. What are adjectives?
8.4 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. What sound does short u make?
  2. Name words with the short u sound.
  3. Use each word in a sentence: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  4. Spell each word: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  5. Use the word “rug” in a sentence.
  6. Spell the word “rug”.
  7. Use the word “tub” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “tub”.
8.5 Phonics of the Week: Short u
  1. What sound does short u make?
  2. Name words with the short u sound.
  3. Use each word in a sentence: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  4. Spell each word: by, know, thank, carry (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).
  5. Use the word “dust” in a sentence.
  6. Spell the word “dust”.
  7. Use the word “must” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “must”.

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
8.2 Phonics of the Week: Short u Amazing Adjectives
  1. What is an adjective?
  2. What is a noun?
  3. What are the adjectives you heard in this video?
8.3 Phonics of the Week: Short u Jump Up!
  1. In their Language Arts notebook, have your student draw and write the short u 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 The Cut-ups James Marshall 500L
2 Great Day for Up! Dr. Seuss 230L
3 Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Candace Fleming AD560L
4 One Duck Stuck: A Mucky Ducky Counting Book Phyllis Root 210L
5 Uptown Bryan Collier AD620L
6 Little Grunt and the Big Egg Tomie dePaola 520L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Take some time to have some fun in the sun this week to celebrate the short u sound. If you have a beach nearby, visit a beach or just go to a local park and do some fun outdoor activities.