Module 18 Time and New Years-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module students will be learning about homographs and view their sight words. They will also preview their vocabulary words. Then, they will look at their comprehension skill for this week: cause and effect. They will identify verbs, nouns, and pronouns. Then, they will look at a cause and effect paragraph and write one. Finally, they will write a journal entry, 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 18.1 - Time and New Years
  1. Distinguish words that are homographs.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Identify nouns, pronouns, and verbs.
  5. Plan a cause and effect paragraph.
  6. Write a journal entry.
2 18.2 - Time and New Years
  1. Spell sight words and spelling words.
  2. Identify "have" contractions.
  3. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  4. Set a purpose for reading "Oscar's New Year Plan."
  5. Correctly identify nouns, verbs, and pronouns in a sentence.
  6. Plan a cause and effect paragraph.
3 18.3 - Time and New Years
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary with correct definition.
  3. Read our story, "Oscar's New Year Plan."
  4. Diagram the subject and verb of a sentence.
  5. Construct a rough draft of a cause and effect paragraph.
  6. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 18.4 - Time and New Years
  1. Spell sight words and homographs.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Correctly identify nouns, pronouns, and verbs.
  5. Edit and revise a peer's cause and effect paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>D, L,</i> and <i>G</i>.
5 18.5 - Time and New Years
  1. Spell homographs and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary to your own writing.
  3. Identify the causes and effects in &quot;Oscar's New Year Plan.&quot;
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a cause and effect paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
homographs
cause and effect
verbs
nouns
pronouns
journal entry
contractions
cursive letters
diagramming
fluency
revise
edit
cause and effect paragraphs
independent reading
much
myself
never
only
own
pick
seven
shall
show
six
small
start
ten
today
tear
product
wind
object
bass
desert
advice
approach
resolution
focus
brilliant
habit
myself
only
own
shall
show
small
start
today
advice
approach
resolution
focus
brilliant
habit

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 18.1 - Time and New Years 9 Journal Entry
2 18.2 - Time and New Years 2 Spelling
2 18.2 - Time and New Years 7 Writing
2 18.2 - Time and New Years 8 Handwriting
3 18.3 - Time and New Years 3 Vocabulary
3 18.3 - Time and New Years 5 Grammar
4 18.4 - Time and New Years 2 Spelling
4 18.4 - Time and New Years 4 Reading
4 18.4 - Time and New Years 5 Grammar
4 18.4 - Time and New Years 6 Writing
4 18.4 - Time and New Years 7 Handwriting
5 18.5 - Time and New Years 2 Spelling
5 18.5 - Time and New Years 3 Reading
5 18.5 - Time and New Years 5 Writing
5 18.5 - Time and New Years 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 18.1 - Time and New Years
  • 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 18.2 - Time and New Years
  • 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 18.3 - Time and New Years
  • 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 "Oscar's New Year Plan," ask them to describe the beginning, middle and end of the story.
4 18.4 - Time and New Years Have your student choose five spelling words that they can illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 18.5 - Time and New Years 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
18.1 - Time and New Years
  1. What are homographs?
  2. Name some homographs?
  3. What are cause and effect?
  4. What is a noun?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a verb?
18.2 - Time and New Years
  1. What are homographs?
  2. Name some homographs?
  3. What are cause and effect?
  4. What is a noun?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a verb?
  7. What is a contraction?
18.3 - Time and New Years
  1. What are homographs?
  2. Name some homographs?
  3. What are cause and effect?
  4. What is a noun?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a verb?
18.4 - Time and New Years
  1. What are homographs?
  2. Name some homographs?
  3. What are cause and effect?
  4. What is a noun?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a verb?
18.5 - Time and New Years
  1. What are homographs?
  2. Name some homographs?
  3. What are cause and effect?
  4. What is a noun?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a verb?

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
18.1 - Time and New Years Cause and Effect
  1. What is cause and effect?
  2. What question do you need to ask yourself to determine the cause?
  3. What question do you need to ask yourself to determine the effect?

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 Calendar Mysteries #13: New Year's Eve Thieves Ron Roy 630L
2 The New Year's Eve Sleepover from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler


Module Outing:

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

# Outing