Module 4-Genres-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

Students will learn what makes a certain type of novel fit a genre. Students will revise their narratives and learn how to recognize run-on sentences. Students will consider how to make multimedia based on the narrative they wrote.

Module Materials:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Highlighter
  • Markers
  • Blank paper

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 What Is Genre?
  1. Distinguish between genres and types of stories.
  2. Describe the most common genres of fiction.
2 Revising Your Narrative
  1. Apply notes from a peer-review session to efforts at revision.
  2. Identify run-on sentences, and revise them so they're easier to read.
3 A Multimedia Narrative
  1. Use multimedia elements and techniques to present an original narrative.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
science fiction

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Revising Your Narrative 4 Revised Draft of Narrative Assignment
3 A Multimedia Narrative 4 Multimedia Project and Planning Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 What Is Genre? In their Language Arts notebook, have your student list the different genres mentioned in the lesson and write a description for each. The first three books on the suggested book list of the course guide for this module on the learning coach website are different genres. If you can check a few out at the local library. Share these books with your student and see if they can guess the genre.
2 Revising Your Narrative The fourth book on the Suggested Books list from the course guide on the learning coach website is about what it takes to write a story. If possible, check it out from your local library. Share it with your student and focus on the parts dealing with revision. In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write down tips for revising their narrative that they learned from the book and the lesson.
3 A Multimedia Narrative In their Language Arts notebook, please have your student brainstorm the different forms of media they will include in their narrative.

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
What Is Genre?
  1. What is genre?
Revising Your Narrative
  1. What does it mean to revise your writing?
A Multimedia Narrative
  1. How can you create a multimedia narrative?

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
What Is Genre? Exploring Genres
  1. What were the different genres mentioned in this 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 Zathura Chris Van Allsburg 540L
2 A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans Laurence Yep 840L
3 Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh 760L
4 Look! I Wrote a Book! (And You Can Too!) Sally Lloyd-Jones AD560L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing