Module 2-Setting-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

Students will how to describe the setting in a story they're reading. Students will learn how to get ready for discuss literature and other topics with their classmates. Students will learn how to help readers imagine a setting for their own stories. Students will learn how to punctuate the titles of literary works.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 The Impact of Setting crayons or colored pencils (optional);
2 Discussing Setting crayons or colored pencils (optional);
3 Sensory Details printer and scanner
crayons or colored pencils (optional)
4 Punctuating Titles crayons or colored pencils (optional);

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 The Impact of Setting
  1. Describe a story's setting, and explain its role in a story.
2 Discussing Setting
  1. Apply an understanding of setting to a novel.
  2. Prepare to discuss a novel's settings with other students.
3 Sensory Details
  1. Use sensory details to develop the setting for a story.
4 Punctuating Titles
  1. Use correct punctuation when writing titles of stories and books.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
collaborative discussion
sensory details

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Discussing Setting 2 Novel Settings Assignment
3 Sensory Details 3 Build Your Story’s Setting Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


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
The Impact of Setting
  1. How does a story's setting affect other parts of the story?
Discussing Setting
  1. What is a collaborative Discussion?
Sensory Details
  1. What are sensory details?
Punctuating Titles
  1. What are the rules for punctuating titles of stories?

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
The Impact of Setting Time and Place
  1. What is setting?
  2. Why is the setting important to a story?
  3. What is an anachronism?

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 Pigs Robert Munsch 450L
2 Owl Moon Jane Yolen 550L
3 Hey, Al Arthur Yorinks 520L
4 Don't Say Ain't Irene Smalls
5 Thunder Cake Patricia Polacco 630L
6 My Brother Dan's Delicious Steven L. Layne AD970L
7 Come On, Rain! Karen Hesse AD660L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing