Module 19 Growing Up-Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will look at the -er and -or ending in words and learn new vocabulary words. They will take a look at characters as story elements. They will learn about coordinating conjunctions. They will write a story about growing up. They will write a journal entry. 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 19.1 - Growing Up
  1. Distinguish the sound of the <i>er</i> and <i>or</i> at the end of words.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define characters as a story element.
  4. Define conjunctions.
  5. Explain what a story is.
  6. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 19.2 - Growing Up
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Jolly Robin.”
  4. Distinguish conjunctions in sentences.
  5. Plan a story.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>c</i> and <i>c</i>.
3 19.3 - Growing Up
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Distinguish conjunctions in sentences.
  4. Construct a rough draft of a story.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 19.4 - Growing Up
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Use conjunctions in writing.
  5. Edit and revise a story.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>c</i> and <i>c</i>.
5 19.5 - Growing Up
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Edit writing for errors.
  4. Determine how the actions of the character contribute to the story.
  5. Publish a story.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
characters
conjunctions
story
journal entry
cursive
handwriting
rough draft
fluency
revise
edit
independent reading
under
over
never
water
center
border
fever
number
whether
tower
labor
flavor
author
horror
sailor
anchor
odor
error
color
motor
nestling
imitate
seldom
jostle
persuade
fierce

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 19.1 - Growing Up 7 Journal Entry
2 19.2 - Growing Up 2 Spelling
2 19.2 - Growing Up 6 Writing
2 19.2 - Growing Up 7 Handwriting
3 19.3 - Growing Up 3 Vocabulary
4 19.4 - Growing Up 2 Spelling
4 19.4 - Growing Up 6 Writing
4 19.4 - Growing Up 7 Handwriting
5 19.5 - Growing Up 2 Spelling
5 19.5 - Growing Up 4 Reading
5 19.5 - Growing Up 6 Writing
5 19.5 - Growing Up 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 19.1 - Growing Up 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 19.2 - Growing Up
  • 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 19.3 - Growing Up
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "Jolly Robin," ask them to describe the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
4 19.4 - Growing Up Have your student choose five spelling words that they can illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 19.5 - Growing Up 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
19.1 - Growing Up
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is a conjunction?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
19.2 - Growing Up
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is a conjunction?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
19.3 - Growing Up
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is a conjunction?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
  5. When reading for fluency what is rate, expression, and intonation?
19.4 - Growing Up
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is a conjunction?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
  5. When reading for fluency what is rate, expression, and intonation?
  6. What do you look at when revising and editing a story?
19.5 - Growing Up
  1. How do characters impact a story?
  2. What is a conjunction?
  3. What words end with -er?
  4. What words end with -or?
  5. When reading for fluency what is rate, expression, and intonation?

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
19.1 - Growing Up Growing Up-Characters
  1. Who are characters?
  2. How can characters be described?
19.1 - Growing Up Growing Up-Conjunctions
  1. What are conjunctions?
  2. What are some common conjunctions?

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 Author: A True Story Helen Lester 570L
2 We're All Ice Cream. I'm Just a Different Flavor Eric Simmons
3 The Sailor Dog Margaret Wise Brown
4 Chocolate Fever Robert Kimmel Smith 680L
5 The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein 530L
6 When I Grow Up Tamika Ryant
7 The Adventures of Jake and the Giant Water Tower Ron Sobel


Module Outing:

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

# Outing