Module 13 Phonics of the Week Soft c, Soft g, dge-Language Arts 1A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about words with the soft c and soft g and dge sounds. You will also be introduced to your new weekly sight words and spelling words. Then you will begin working on improving a sloppy copy of a story you have written. You will also read the weekly story on your own, practice handwriting. You will have a story you have written revised by a friend. You will complete a fluency check.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 13.1 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge Independent Reading Book;
2 13.2 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge Independent Reading Book
Index Cards
3 13.3 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge Independent Reading Book
Stickers (optional)
Hair gel
4 13.4 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge Independent Reading Book;
5 13.5 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 13.1 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the soft c and soft g sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
2 13.2 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the soft c, soft g, and dge sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Use the context clues in a sentence to learn the meaning of a new vocabulary word.
  5. Print all upper-case and lower-case letters.
3 13.3 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the soft c, soft g, and dge sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Use the context clues in a sentence to learn the meaning of a new vocabulary word.
4 13.4 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the soft c, soft g, and dge sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
5 13.5 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the soft c, soft g, and dge sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words
Soft c and Soft g Sounds
Sight Words
Spelling Words
Writing
Soft c
Soft g
and dge Sounds
Story
Handwriting
Grammar
Spelling
Soft g & dge Sounds
Sight Word Quiz
Spelling Test
Fluency Check
Reading Quiz
from
of
walk
keep
friend
nice
cent
city
age
wage
gel
gem
edge
ledge
wedge

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 13.2 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge 5 Handwriting


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 13.1 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  • Your student will need to have a rough draft (sloppy copy) of a story written. It should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. S/he may use a story s/he has been working on previously.
  • As your student reads “A Walk to the Circus,” ask them the following questions: Where does the giant giraffe want to go? What are the places the giant giraffe goes as he walks to the circus? Draw a picture of your favorite part of the story and write a sentence about your picture using your sight words.
2 13.2 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  • When reading the story “A Walk to the Circus,” have your student write or draw in their Language Arts notebook what happened in the beginning, the middle, and the end of the story.
  • 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 describe their favorite character in the story they are reading.
3 13.3 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  • After your student reads “A Walk to the Circus,” have them write the soft c, soft g, dge words they come across in the story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them what the problem was in the story they read.
4 13.4 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  • 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 it.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them to describe the setting in the story they read.
5 13.5 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge 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
13.1 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. What sound does soft c make?
  2. Name words with the soft c sound.
  3. What sound does soft g make?
  4. Name words with the soft g sound.
  5. Use each word in a sentence: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Spell each word: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Use the word “nice” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “nice”.
  9. Use the word “cent” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “cent”.
13.2 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. What sound does soft c make?
  2. Name words with the soft c sound.
  3. What sound does soft g make?
  4. Name words with the soft g sound.
  5. What sound does "dge" make?
  6. What are some words that end with "dge"?
  7. Use each word in a sentence: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  8. Spell each word: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  9. Use the word “city” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “city”.
  11. Use the word “age” in a sentence.
  12. Spell the word “age”.
13.3 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. What sound does soft c make?
  2. Name words with the soft c sound.
  3. What sound does soft g make?
  4. Name words with the soft g sound.
  5. What sound does -dge make?
  6. Use each word in a sentence: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Spell each word: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  8. Use the word “wage” in a sentence.
  9. Spell the word “wage”.
  10. Use the word “gel” in a sentence.
  11. Spell the word “gel”.
  12. What are context clues?
13.4 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. What sound does soft c make?
  2. Name words with the soft c sound.
  3. What sound does soft g make?
  4. Name words with the soft g sound.
  5. Use each word in a sentence: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Spell each word: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Use the word “gem” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “gem”.
  9. Use the word “edge” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “edge”.
13.5 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge
  1. What sound does soft c make?
  2. Name words with the soft c sound.
  3. What sound does soft g make?
  4. Name words with the soft g sound.
  5. Use each word in a sentence: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  6. Spell each word: from, of, walk, keep, friend (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  7. Use the word “ledge” in a sentence.
  8. Spell the word “ledge”.
  9. Use the word “wedge” in a sentence.
  10. Spell the word “wedge”.

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
13.1 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge Soft c and Soft g
  1. How many sounds does c make?
  2. What is the hard c sound?
  3. What is the soft c sound?
  4. What other words have the soft c sound?
  5. When does c make the soft c sound?
  6. How many sounds does g make?
  7. What is the hard g sound?
  8. What is the soft g sound?
  9. What words have the soft g sound?
  10. When does g make the soft g sound?
13.2 Phonics of the Week: soft c, soft g, dge Context Clues
  1. What does it mean to use context clues while you are reading?

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 City Mouse - Country Mouse John Wallner AD500L
2 The Giant Jam Sandwich John Vernon Lord NP
3 One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money Bonnie Worth 620L
4 George and Martha James Marshall 500L
5 Hedgie's Surprise Jan Brett AD670L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit a city near you and talk about the difference between the city and the country, or the city and where your student lives.