Module 5-Drama-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

Students will understand more about drama—by introducing different types of plays. Students will apply their understanding of theme to literature written as a play. Students will organize the ideas in their opinion essays, using paragraphs. Students will look for ways to improve sentences in their writing.

Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Dramatic Forms
  1. List and describe the most common forms of drama.
2 Finding Themes in Drama
  1. Identify the theme in a play based on details in the text.
3 Organizing Ideas
  1. Organize ideas into well-structured paragraphs.
4 Sentence Editing
  1. Identify reasons for expanding and combining sentences.
  2. Edit sentences to clarify or connect the ideas in an essay.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
topic sentence
specific details

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
4 Sentence Editing 2 Opinion Essay Final Draft Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Dramatic Forms In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write about the types of plays mentioned in this lesson, including a description for each.
2 Finding Themes in Drama In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write down how you find the theme in a play.
3 Organizing Ideas In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write the tips for creating an organized paragraph that they learned in the lesson.
4 Sentence Editing In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write down tips on when to combine or expand sentences.

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
Dramatic Forms
  1. What are the categories of Drama?
Finding Themes in Drama
  1. How do you find the theme of a play?
Organizing Ideas
  1. How do you organize an opinion essay?
Sentence Editing
  1. How can you tell when to expand or combine sentences?

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
Dramatic Forms Tragedies
  1. What are the characteristics of a tragedy?
Dramatic Forms Comedy
  1. What are the characteristics of a comedy?
Dramatic Forms Parody
  1. What is a parody?
  2. What are the characteristics of a parody?
Organizing Ideas Writing an Ad
  1. What are some tips given to help write an advertisement?
Organizing Ideas Organizing Ideas
  1. What does a paragraph need to be organized?
Organizing Ideas Sentence Order
  1. Why is sentence order important in a paragraph?
Sentence Editing A Closer Look
  1. What are some good ways to expand a sentence?

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

Module Outing:

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

# Outing