Module 2-Characterization-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

Students will learn some of the techniques that writers use to develop characters. Students will learn some of the techniques that writers use to develop dialogue between characters. Students will use their knowledge of words parts to learn new words.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Building Character crayons or colored pencils (optional);
2 Dialogue crayons or colored pencils (optional);
3 Word Parts crayons or colored pencils (optional);

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Building Character
  1. Draw conclusions about characters based on indirect characterization.
  2. Use indirect characterization to develop characters in a narrative.
2 Dialogue
  1. Use dialogue as a method of characterization.
  2. Punctuate dialogue correctly.
3 Word Parts
  1. Use syllable patterns (word parts) to learn new words.

Module Key Words:

Key Words

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Dialogue 5 Writing Dialogue Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


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
Building Character
  1. What is characterization?
  2. What is direct characterization?
  3. What is indirect characterization?
  1. What is the purpose of dialogue in a story?
  2. How do you punctuate dialogue?
Word Parts
  1. How does taking words apart help you understand the meaning of the word?

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
Building Character The Emperors New Clothes
  1. How would you describe the emperor in this story?
Dialogue Writing Dialogue: Huckleberry Finn
  1. What is dialogue?
  2. Why do writers use dialogue?

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 Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music Margarita Engle and Rafael López NP
2 Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Laurie Ann Thompson AD770L
3 Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Jack Gantos 890L
4 Crankee Doodle Tom Angleberger AD510L
5 Cat Secrets Jef Czekaj AD480L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing