Module 3 Ocean Adventures-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the CVVC pattern to identify long vowels. They will also preview their vocabulary words and set a purpose for reading their story. They will define compound subjects and predicates. They will also explore how-to paragraphs. They will write a journal entry. They will write a how-to paragraph. They will practice their fluency.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 3.1 - Ocean Adventures
  1. Identify the long vowel sound in CVVC words.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Define making an inference.
  4. Identify compound subjects and predicates.
  5. Explain the parts of a how-to paragraph.
  6. Explain what you would do if you found a message in a bottle.
2 3.2 - Ocean Adventures
  1. Use the CVVC pattern to spell words.
  2. Match each vocabulary word to the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading our text this week.
  4. Identify compound subjects and compound predicates.
  5. Choose a topic for a how-to paragraph, and list the steps needed.
  6. Form the cursive letters e, l, and f.
3 3.3 - Ocean Adventures
  1. Use the CVVC pattern to spell words.
  2. Correctly identify compound subjects and compound predicates.
  3. Correctly place vocabulary words in a paragraph.
  4. Read and understand this week's story.
  5. Read with fluency.
  6. Plan a how-to paragraph.
4 3.4 - Ocean Adventures
  1. Use the CVVC pattern to spell words.
  2. Correctly use vocabulary words in a sentence.
  3. Answer comprehension questions after reading.
  4. Correctly identify compound subjects and compound predicates.
  5. Form the cursive letters e, l, and f.
  6. Evaluate a peer's writing for errors.
5 3.5 - Ocean Adventures
  1. Use the CVVC pattern to spell words.
  2. Correctly match vocabulary words to their definitions.
  3. Make inferences based on text.
  4. Correctly edit a paragraph for errors.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
CVVC
adventure
how-to
subjects
predicates
ocean
compound subject
compound predicate
cursive
fluency
independent reading
making inferences
not
one
play
red
run
said
see
the
three
to
two
up
nail
meat
suit
road
read
float
blue
rain
swift
predator
magnificent
journey
coast
crew
one
play
said
see
three
two
swift
predator
magnificent
journey
coast
crew

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 3.1 - Ocean Adventures 8 Journal Entry
2 3.2 - Ocean Adventures 2 Spelling
2 3.2 - Ocean Adventures 6 Writing
2 3.2 - Ocean Adventures 7 Handwriting
3 3.3 - Ocean Adventures 3 Vocabulary
3 3.3 - Ocean Adventures 5 Grammar
4 3.4 - Ocean Adventures 2 Spelling
4 3.4 - Ocean Adventures 4 Reading
4 3.4 - Ocean Adventures 5 Grammar
4 3.4 - Ocean Adventures 6 Writing
4 3.4 - Ocean Adventures 7 Handwriting
5 3.5 - Ocean Adventures 2 Spelling
5 3.5 - Ocean Adventures 5 Writing
5 3.5 - Ocean Adventures 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 3.1 - Ocean Adventures
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 3.2 - Ocean Adventures
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • 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 questions about what they read when they are finished.
3 3.3 - Ocean Adventures
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "Deep Sea Mystery," ask them to describe the setting, characters and plot of the story.
4 3.4 - Ocean Adventures
  • Have your student choose five spelling words that they can illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
5 3.5 - Ocean Adventures Review the spelling words with your student before they take their spelling test. Remember to have your student complete their Independent Reading Log.

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
3.1 - Ocean Adventures
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What does it mean to make an inference?
  4. What are compound subjects?
  5. What are compound predicates?
  6. What is a How-to paragraph?
3.2 - Ocean Adventures
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What does it mean to make an inference?
  4. What is realistic fiction?
  5. What are compound subjects?
  6. What are compound predicates?
  7. What is a How-to paragraph?
3.3 - Ocean Adventures
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What does it mean to make an inference?
  4. What is realistic fiction?
  5. What are compound subjects?
  6. What are compound predicates?
  7. What is a How-to paragraph?
3.4 - Ocean Adventures
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What does it mean to make an inference?
  4. What is realistic fiction?
  5. What are compound subjects?
  6. What are compound predicates?
  7. What is a How-to paragraph?
3.5 - Ocean Adventures
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?
  3. What does it mean to make an inference?
  4. What is realistic fiction?
  5. What are compound subjects?
  6. What are compound predicates?
  7. What is a How-to paragraph?

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
3.1 - Ocean Adventures Ocean Adventures Spelling Words
  1. What is the CVVC pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVVC pattern?

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 Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia DK IG1200L
2 Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle Claire A. Nivola NC1170L
3 Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea Ben Clanton 490L
4 The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor Joanna Cole AD690L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 If possible visit a local aquarium to extend the ocean adventures theme.