Module 13 Rural vs.City-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the silent letter sounds k and b, view their sight words, and preview their vocabulary words. They will look at drawing conclusions. Then, they will learn about how commas are used in word lists. They will be writing a compare and contrast paragraph this week and write a journal entry. They will practice cursive handwriting and reading fluency.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 13.1 - Rural vs. City
  1. Read words with the silent letter sounds <i>k</i> and <i>b</i>.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Explain what it means to draw conclusions while reading.
  5. Explain how commas are used in word lists.
  6. Explain what a compare and contrast paragraph is.
  7. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 13.2 - Rural vs. City
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Aiden’s Big Move.”
  4. Correctly place commas in word lists.
  5. Plan a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>P, B,</i> and <i>R</i>.
3 13.3 - Rural vs. City
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Use context clues to determine the meaning of new words.
  4. Explain how articles <i>a, and,</i> and <i>the</i> are used.
  5. Construct a rough draft of a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 13.4 - Rural vs. City
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Correctly use articles <i>a, and,</i> and <i>the</i>.
  5. Edit and revise a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>P, B,</i> and <i>R</i>.
5 13.5 - Rural vs. City
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to individual writing.
  3. Draw conclusions based on “Aiden’s Big Move.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
country
city
silent letters
drawing conclusions
commas
compare and contrast
journal entry
handwriting
cursive
articles
fluency
edit
independent reading
does
fast
first
five
found
gave
goes
green
its
made
many
off
knife
knew
knight
thumb
doubt
tomb
city
dull
intend
patience
rural
avoid
does
first
found
gave
goes
made
many
off
city
dull
intend
patience
rural
avoid

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 13.1 - Rural vs. City 8 Journal Entry
2 13.2 - Rural vs. City 2 Spelling
2 13.2 - Rural vs. City 6 Writing
2 13.2 - Rural vs. City 7 Handwriting
3 13.3 - Rural vs. City 3 Vocabulary
3 13.3 - Rural vs. City 7 Fluency
4 13.4 - Rural vs. City 2 Spelling
4 13.4 - Rural vs. City 4 Reading
4 13.4 - Rural vs. City 5 Grammar
4 13.4 - Rural vs. City 6 Writing
4 13.4 - Rural vs. City 7 Handwriting
5 13.5 - Rural vs. City 2 Spelling
5 13.5 - Rural vs. City 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 13.1 - Rural vs. City
  • 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 13.2 - Rural vs. City
  • 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 to describe the character traits of the main characters in the story they read.
3 13.3 - Rural vs. City
  • 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 "Aiden's Big Move," ask them to describe what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
4 13.4 - Rural vs. City
  • 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 13.5 - Rural vs. City 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 - Rural vs. City
  1. What are some common silent letters we find in words?
  2. Give examples of words with silent letters.
  3. What does it mean to draw conclusions?
  4. How do you use commas in a series?
13.2 - Rural vs. City
  1. What are some common silent letters we find in words?
  2. Give examples of words with silent letters.
  3. What does it mean to draw conclusions?
  4. How do you use commas in a series?
13.3 - Rural vs. City
  1. What are some common silent letters we find in words?
  2. Give examples of words with silent letters.
  3. What are context clues?
  4. What does it mean to draw conclusions?
  5. How do you use commas in a series?
  6. What are articles?
13.4 - Rural vs. City
  1. What are some common silent letters we find in words?
  2. Give examples of words with silent letters.
  3. What does it mean to draw conclusions?
  4. How do you use commas in a series?
13.5 - Rural vs. City
  1. What are some common silent letters we find in words?
  2. Give examples of words with silent letters.
  3. What does it mean to draw conclusions?
  4. How do you use commas in a series?

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 - Rural vs. City Rural vs. City Spelling Words
  1. What are some common silent letters we find in words?
  2. Give examples of words with silent letters.

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 Dog, Country Frog Mo Willems AD490L
2 Country Kid, City Kid Julie Cummins AD870L
3 Town Mouse, Country Mouse Jan Brett AD630L
4 Stuart Little E.B.White 920L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit a rural area and a city so that your student can compare and contrast the two places.