Module 23 Natural Disasters- Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will look at words with irregular spellings and learn new vocabulary words. They will learn about main idea and details in nonfiction. They will learn about adverbs. They will also talk about what a discussion is. They will write a journal entry on natural disasters. Students will practice connecting cursive letters and their reading fluency.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 23.1 - Natural Disasters
  1. Identify irregular spelling patterns in words.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define the main idea and details of a nonfiction text.
  4. Define an adverb.
  5. Explain what a discussion is.
2 23.2 - Natural Disasters
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Natural Disasters.”
  4. Insert adverbs into sentences.
  5. Create questions appropriate for a discussion.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>u</i> and <i>y</i>, and <i>i</i> and <i>j</i>.
3 23.3 - Natural Disasters
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify adverbs in sentences.
  4. Take notes to prepare for a discussion.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 23.4 - Natural Disasters
  1. Spell irregular spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Identify adverbs in sentences.
  5. Take notes to prepare for a discussion.
  6. Spell spelling words.
5 23.5 - Natural Disasters
  1. Spell irregular spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Edit writing for errors.
  4. Determine the main idea and details of “Natural Disasters.”
  5. Practice holding a discussion.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
irregular spelling
main idea and details
adverbs
discussion
journal entry
note taking
cursive
handwriting
note-taking
fluency
edit
independent reading
any
both
cold
color
does
earth
eyes
find
four
from
have
learn
listen
many
move
only
their
though
want
water
tsunami
earthquake
ordeal
volcano
warning
flood

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 23.1 - Natural Disasters 7 Journal Entry
2 23.2 - Natural Disasters 2 Spelling
2 23.2 - Natural Disasters 7 Handwriting
3 23.3 - Natural Disasters 3 Vocabulary
3 23.3 - Natural Disasters 6 Writing
4 23.4 - Natural Disasters 2 Spelling
4 23.4 - Natural Disasters 7 Handwriting
5 23.5 - Natural Disasters 2 Spelling
5 23.5 - Natural Disasters 4 Reading
5 23.5 - Natural Disasters 6 Writing
5 23.5 - Natural Disasters 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 23.1 - Natural Disasters During Independent Reading time, please have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 23.2 - Natural Disasters
  • 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 23.3 - Natural Disasters
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "Natural Disasters," ask them to describe five things they learned about Natural Disasters.
4 23.4 - Natural Disasters Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 23.5 - Natural Disasters Quiz your student on their spelling words before they take their test with their teacher. Be sure your student uploads all of their assignments for this module.

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
23.1 - Natural Disasters
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the main idea and details of a nonfiction passage?
  3. What is an adverb?
23.2 - Natural Disasters
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the main idea and details of a nonfiction passage?
  3. What is an adverb?
  4. What is nonfiction?
23.3 - Natural Disasters
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the main idea and details of a nonfiction passage?
  3. What is an adverb?
  4. What is nonfiction?
  5. When reading for fluency, what are rate, expression, and intonation?
23.4 - Natural Disasters
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the main idea and details of a nonfiction passage?
  3. What is an adverb?
  4. What is nonfiction?
  5. When reading for fluency, what are rate, expression, and intonation?
23.5 - Natural Disasters
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. What are the main idea and details of a nonfiction passage?
  3. What is an adverb?
  4. What is nonfiction?
  5. When reading for fluency, what are rate, expression, and intonation?
  6. What are some tips for a good discussion?

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
23.1 - Natural Disasters Natural Disasters-Spelling Words
  1. What are irregular words?
  2. Give examples of irregular words.
23.1 - Natural Disasters Natural Disasters-Main Idea and Details
  1. What is the main idea of a text?
  2. What are the details of a text?
  3. What can help us identify the main idea of a text?

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
1 100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters Ever Anna Claybourne 1040L
2 Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! (National Geographic Kids) Thomas M. Kostigen 1000L
3 Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House, No. 23) Mary Pope Osborne 570L
4 Twisters and Other Terrible Storms: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday Will Osborne 740L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing