Module 9 Inventions-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about three-letter consonant blends and view their sight words. They will also preview their vocabulary words. They will look at the reading skill for this week: asking questions. Then, they will learn about past and present verbs. They will be writing an opinion paragraph this week, so we'll look at an example together. Finally, they'll finish with a journal entry. They will practice writing cursive letters 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 9.1 - Inventions
  1. Distinguish the sound of three-letter blends in words.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Explain the importance of asking questions before, during, and after reading.
  5. Define the meaning of past and present verb tense.
  6. Explain what an opinion paragraph is.
  7. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 9.2 - Inventions
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading "Inventions that Changed the World."
  4. Correctly identify verb tenses.
  5. Plan an opinion paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters x, z, and q.
3 9.3 - Inventions
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Correctly identify verb tenses.
  4. Construct a rough draft of an opinion paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
  6. Define the prefixes <i>non</i> and <i>re</i>.
  7. Learn how to cite evidence to justify their reasoning.
  8. Understand the difference between a direct citation and indirect citation.
4 9.4 - Inventions
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Correctly place verbs in sentences.
  5. Edit and revise an opinion paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters x, z, and q.
5 9.5 - Inventions
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to their own writing.
  3. Explain questions during reading.
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish an opinion paragraph in text and audio.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
inventions
questions
past tense verbs
present tense verbs
opinion paragraph
journal entry
cursive
handwriting
fluency
prefixes
direct citation
indirect citation
edit
independent reading
any
as
ask
by
could
every
fly
from
give
going
had
has
scrap
splash
split
spray
spring
squeak
strap
string
process
prey
suitable
clever
method
intelligent
any
ask
could
every
give
going
process
prey
suitable
clever
method
intelligent

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 9.1 - Inventions 8 Journal Entry
2 9.2 - Inventions 2 Spelling
2 9.2 - Inventions 6 Writing
2 9.2 - Inventions 7 Handwriting
3 9.3 - Inventions 4 Vocabulary
3 9.3 - Inventions 8 Fluency
4 9.4 - Inventions 2 Spelling
4 9.4 - Inventions 5 Grammar
4 9.4 - Inventions 6 Writing
4 9.4 - Inventions 7 Handwriting
5 9.5 - Inventions 2 Spelling
5 9.5 - Inventions 5 Writing
5 9.5 - Inventions 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 9.1 - Inventions
  • 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 9.2 - Inventions
  • 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 9.3 - Inventions
4 9.4 - Inventions
  • 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 9.5 - Inventions 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
9.1 - Inventions
  1. What are three consonant blends?
  2. What words have three consonant blends?
  3. How do you ask questions while reading?
  4. What is the difference between past and present verb tense?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What are the types of sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  7. What does the topic sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
  8. What is the purpose of the body sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  9. What does the closing sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
9.2 - Inventions
  1. What are three consonant blends?
  2. What words have three consonant blends?
  3. How do you ask questions while reading?
  4. What is the difference between past and present verb tense?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What are the types of sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  7. What does the topic sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
  8. What is the purpose of the body sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  9. What does the closing sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
9.3 - Inventions
  1. What are three consonant blends?
  2. What words have three consonant blends?
  3. How do you ask questions while reading?
  4. What is the difference between past and present verb tense?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What are the types of sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  7. What does the topic sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
  8. What is the purpose of the body sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  9. What does the closing sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
9.4 - Inventions
  1. What are three consonant blends?
  2. What words have three consonant blends?
  3. How do you ask questions while reading?
  4. What is the difference between past and present verb tense?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What are the types of sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  7. What does the topic sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
  8. What is the purpose of the body sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  9. What does the closing sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
9.5 - Inventions
  1. What are three consonant blends?
  2. What words have three consonant blends?
  3. How do you ask questions while reading?
  4. What is the difference between past and present verb tense?
  5. What is an opinion?
  6. What are the types of sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  7. What does the topic sentence do in an opinion paragraph?
  8. What is the purpose of the body sentences in an opinion paragraph?
  9. What does the closing sentence do in an opinion paragraph?

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

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 Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be Charlotte Foltz Jones 1040L
2 The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons Natascha Biebow 960L
3 The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions Don L. Wulffson 1070L
4 Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Don Wulffson
5 Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Chris Barton 820L
6 When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop Laban Carrick Hill AD770L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 A local science museum or history museum may be a good place to visit to see different inventions through the years.