Module 26 Rainy Days- Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will look at the -al and -le endings in words and learn new vocabulary words. They will also take a look at plot. They will learn about using commas in addresses. They will learn how to write friendly letters. 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 26.1 - Rainy Days
  1. Identify the <i>-al</i> and <i>-le</i> ending in words.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define the plot of a story.
  4. Identify how commas are used in addresses.
  5. Identify the parts of a friendly letter.
2 26.2 - Rainy Days
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Attic Memories.”
  4. Use commas correctly in addresses.
  5. Prewrite for a friendly letter.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>m</i> and <i>n</i> with other letters.
3 26.3 - Rainy Days
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify common abbreviations.
  4. Write a rough draft of a friendly letter.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 26.4 - Rainy Days
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Use abbreviations and commas in addresses correctly in writing.
  5. Revise and edit a friendly letter.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>m</i> and <i>n</i> with other letters.
5 26.5 - Rainy Days
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Identify the plot of “Attic Memories.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a friendly letter.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
rain
plot
commas
friendly letter
addresses
prewrite
cursive
handwriting
abbreviations
rough draft
fluency
revise
edit
publish
independent reading
total
central
final
signal
actual
trial
equal
general
metal
petal
simple
chuckle
giggle
middle
handle
candle
uncle
table
staple
wiggle
attic
locate
treasure
primary
examine
misery

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 26.1 - Rainy Days 7 Journal Entry
2 26.2 - Rainy Days 2 Spelling
2 26.2 - Rainy Days 6 Writing
2 26.2 - Rainy Days 7 Handwriting
3 26.3 - Rainy Days 3 Vocabulary
4 26.4 - Rainy Days 2 Spelling
4 26.4 - Rainy Days 6 Writing
4 26.4 - Rainy Days 7 Handwriting
5 26.5 - Rainy Days 2 Spelling
5 26.5 - Rainy Days 4 Reading
5 26.5 - Rainy Days 6 Writing
5 26.5 - Rainy Days 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 26.1 - Rainy Days 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 26.2 - Rainy Days
  • 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 26.3 - Rainy Days Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
4 26.4 - Rainy Days Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 26.5 - Rainy Days 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
26.1 - Rainy Days
  1. What words end in -al or -le?
  2. What is the plot of a story?
  3. How are commas used in addresses?
  4. What is included in a friendly letter?
26.2 - Rainy Days
  1. What words end in -al or -le?
  2. What is the plot of a story?
  3. How are commas used in addresses?
  4. What is included in a friendly letter?
  5. What is realistic fiction?
26.3 - Rainy Days
  1. What words end in -al or -le?
  2. What is the plot of a story?
  3. How are commas used in addresses?
  4. What is included in a friendly letter?
  5. What is realistic fiction?
  6. What is an abbreviation?
  7. When reading for fluency, what are rate, expression, and intonation?
26.4 - Rainy Days
  1. What words end in -al or -le?
  2. What is the plot of a story?
  3. How are commas used in addresses?
  4. What is included in a friendly letter?
  5. What is realistic fiction?
  6. What is an abbreviation?
26.5 - Rainy Days
  1. What words end in -al or -le?
  2. What is the plot of a story?
  3. How are commas used in addresses?
  4. What is included in a friendly letter?
  5. What is realistic fiction?
  6. What is an abbreviation?

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
26.1 - Rainy Days Rainy Days Plot
  1. What is the plot?
  2. What is included in the plot?
26.1 - Rainy Days Rainy Days Commas in Addresses
  1. Where does a comma go in an address?

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 Rainy Day Magic Marie-Louise Gay
2 Jigsaw Jones Mystery:The Case of the Rainy Day Mystery James Preller 450L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing