Module 8 Letter Ff- Language Arts KA - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the uppercase F and lowercase f and how to write them on a handwriting page. You will complete an activity with words that start with f and print off the new sight words for your Word Wall. You will also listen and read your weekly story, "Jump!" You will read a story and retell it for your Independent Reading program. You will watch a review video and complete a worksheet about ending punctuation. You will complete an interactive activity about punctuation. You will create sentence cubes to build sentences.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 8.1 Letter Ff Independent Reading Book
One cup of flour
Cookie sheet with sides
2 8.2 Letter Ff Independent Reading Book;
3 8.3 Letter Ff Independent Reading Book
1 cup flour
4 8.4 Letter Ff Independent Reading Book;
5 8.5 Letter Ff Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 8.1 Letter Ff
  1. Correctly print and upper and lowercase letters <i>F</i> and <i>f</i>.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Identify words that start with f.
2 8.2 Letter Ff
  1. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at appropriate rate.
  2. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  3. Identify correct ending punctuation.
3 8.3 Letter Ff
  1. Read high-frequency words.
  2. Identify correct ending punctuation.
4 8.4 Letter Ff
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Read with purpose and understanding, accuracy, and at appropriate rate.
  3. Recognize and write a complete sentence.
  4. Read CVC words that start with f.
5 8.5 Letter Ff
  1. Read high-frequency words on sight.
  2. Write a complete sentence.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words
Letter Ff
sight words
oral retell
punctuation
complete sentences
look
jump
little

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 8.1 Letter Ff 6 Handwriting: Ff
1 8.1 Letter Ff 7 Independent Reading: Flight Check
2 8.2 Letter Ff 5 Story Retell: "Jump!"
2 8.2 Letter Ff 6 Writing: Punctuation
3 8.3 Letter Ff 2 Handwriting: Sight Words
4 8.4 Letter Ff 3 Writing: Sentence Cubes
5 8.5 Letter Ff 2 Independent Reading Assessment
5 8.5 Letter Ff 3 Writing: Sentences
5 8.5 Letter Ff 4 Word Wrap-Up!


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 8.1 Letter Ff
  • 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.
  • As your student reads “Jump!” ask them the following questions: What animals does the author see? Why do the animals need to jump? Draw a picture of your favorite part.
  • While your student is practicing writing the letter Ff have them say out loud the letter and the sound it makes each time they write the letter.
  • During Independent Reading time have your Kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • In this module, your student will use flour to write letters and sight words in. A cookie sheet with sides on it would be a good place to put the flour in.
2 8.2 Letter Ff
  • Remember to use the sight word flashcards daily from lesson 1 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, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • Have your student refer to the Hand Story Retell Poster to help them with their story retell recording.
  • In the story "Jump!" have your student identify the different types of sentences they see in the story (telling, question, sentence with emotion).
3 8.3 Letter Ff
  • As your student practices writing sight words have them spell the words as they write each letter in the word and then read the word when they are done writing it.
  • During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
4 8.4 Letter Ff During Independent Reading time, listen to your kindergartner read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed. After they read their story, have them tell you what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
5 8.5 Letter Ff
  • On page 2 of this lesson, it mentions an Independent Reading Quiz. This only applies to students who are enrolled in a school that uses an Independent Reading program online where they take a quiz on the book they chose to practice for the week. If your school does not have this program and your student is reading books on their own, then this would be the time to fill out their Independent Reading Log and answer the questions. The Independent Reading Log can be found in the Resources Module, In the "What is the Independent Reading Program?" Activity on page 3. Have your student complete their independent reading log and submit it at the Independent Reading Assignment lesson dropbox. You may have to help them fill it out. They can record themselves reading their Independent Reading Book by clicking on the record option in their dropbox if they are directed to do so in the assignment.
  • Remember to have your student submit their work for the week in the Module 8 Weekly Written Work Letter Ff lesson dropbox.

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
8.1 Letter Ff
  1. What sound does the letter Ff make?
  2. Use the word “look” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “look”?
  4. Use the word “jump” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “jump”?
  6. Use the word “little” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “little”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ff?
8.2 Letter Ff
  1. What sound does the letter Ff make?
  2. Use the word “look” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “look”?
  4. Use the word “jump” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “jump”?
  6. Use the word “little” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “little”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ff?
  9. What do you put at the end of an asking sentence?
  10. What do you put at the end of a telling sentence?
  11. What do you put at the end of an exclamatory sentence?
  12. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
8.3 Letter Ff
  1. What sound does the letter Ff make?
  2. Use the word “look” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “look”?
  4. Use the word “jump” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “jump”?
  6. Use the word “little” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “little”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ff?
  9. What do you put at the end of an asking sentence?
  10. What do you put at the end of a telling sentence?
  11. What do you put at the end of an exclamatory sentence?
8.4 Letter Ff
  1. What sound does the letter Ff make?
  2. Use the word “look” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “look”?
  4. Use the word “jump” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “jump”?
  6. Use the word “little” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “little”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ff?
  9. What do you put at the end of an asking sentence?
  10. What do you put at the end of a telling sentence?
  11. What do you put at the end of an exclamatory sentence?
  12. What are the six things that need to be in a sentence?
8.5 Letter Ff
  1. What sound does the letter Ff make?
  2. Use the word “look” in a sentence.
  3. How do you spell the word “look”?
  4. Use the word “jump” in a sentence.
  5. How do you spell the word “jump”?
  6. Use the word “little” in a sentence.
  7. How do you spell the word “little”?
  8. What are some words that start with the letter Ff?
  9. What do you put at the end of an asking sentence?
  10. What do you put at the end of a telling sentence?
  11. What do you put at the end of an exclamatory sentence?
  12. What are the five things you need to talk about when retelling a story (answer: characters, setting, problem, events, solution/ending, plus add your favorite part)?
  13. What are the six things a sentence should have?

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
8.1 Letter Ff Letter Ff
  1. What sound does the Letter Ff make?
  2. How do you write the letter Ff?
  3. What words start with the letter Ff?
8.2 Letter Ff Punctuation Mystery
  1. What is the punctuation mark that goes at the end of a telling sentence?
  2. What punctuation mark goes at the end of an asking sentence?
  3. How should a sentence with an exclamation point be read?
8.4 Letter Ff Build a Sentence
  1. How should every sentence start?
  2. What is a describing word?
  3. What is a noun?
  4. What is a verb?
  5. How should every sentence end?
  6. What are the six things that should be included in a sentence?
8.5 Letter Ff Letter Ff Wrap Up
  1. What sound does Ff make?
  2. How do you write the letter Ff?
  3. What words start with the letter Ff?
  4. What type of punctuation mark goes at the end of a telling sentence?
  5. What type of punctuation mark goes at the end of an asking sentence?
  6. How do you read a sentence with an exclamation mark?

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 The Farm Alphabet Book Jane Miller 470L
2 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss 270L
3 Firefighters A to Z Chris L. Demarest 370L
4 Fish is Fish Leo Lionni 690L
5 Too Many Frogs Sandy Asher 500L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit a local aquarium or a pet store to look at the different kinds of fish. Discuss the characteristics of fish as your student observes them. Another option is to visit a farm and have your student observe the different animals on a farm.