Module 30 Athletes- Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will look at compound words and learn new vocabulary words. They will then take a look at comparing and contrasting. They will learn about sentence fragments. They will learn how to write a compare and contrast paragraph.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 30.1 - Athletes
  1. Recognize the format of compound words.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define compare and contrast.
  4. Define a sentence fragment.
  5. Identify the parts of a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 30.2 - Athletes
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Olympic Athletes.”
  4. Identify sentence fragments.
  5. Prewrite for a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Form common words in cursive.
3 30.3 - Athletes
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify and correct sentence fragments.
  4. Write a rough draft of a compare and contrast paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 30.4 - Athletes
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Identify and correct sentence fragments.
  5. Revise and edit a peer’s compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Form common words in cursive.
5 30.5 - Athletes
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Compare and contrast two of the athletes from “Olympic Athletes.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
compound words
compare and contrast
fragment
journal entry
fragments
cursive
handwriting
fluency
revise
edit
publish
independent reading
afternoon
without
airplane
homework
birthday
sometimes
himself
something
faraway
everything
anyone
dishwasher
notebook
football
hallway
sunset
everyone
upstairs
outdoors
sunshine
podium
certain
grace
ambition
triumph
competition

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 30.1 - Athletes 7 Journal Entry
2 30.2 - Athletes 2 Spelling
2 30.2 - Athletes 6 Writing
2 30.2 - Athletes 7 Handwriting
3 30.3 - Athletes 3 Vocabulary
3 30.3 - Athletes 7 Fluency
4 30.4 - Athletes 2 Spelling
4 30.4 - Athletes 6 Writing
4 30.4 - Athletes 7 Handwriting
5 30.5 - Athletes 2 Spelling
5 30.5 - Athletes 4 Reading
5 30.5 - Athletes 6 Writing
5 30.5 - Athletes 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 30.1 - Athletes 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 30.2 - Athletes
  • 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 30.3 - Athletes Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
4 30.4 - Athletes Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 30.5 - Athletes 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
30.1 - Athletes
  1. What are compound words?
  2. Give examples of compound words.
  3. What does it mean to compare and contrast?
  4. What diagram can you use to help you compare and contrast?
  5. What is a fragment?
30.2 - Athletes
  1. What are compound words?
  2. Give examples of compound words.
  3. What does it mean to compare and contrast?
  4. What diagram can you use to help you compare and contrast?
  5. What is a fragment?
30.3 - Athletes
  1. What are compound words?
  2. Give examples of compound words.
  3. What does it mean to compare and contrast?
  4. What diagram can you use to help you compare and contrast?
  5. What is a fragment?
30.4 - Athletes
  1. What are compound words?
  2. Give examples of compound words.
  3. What does it mean to compare and contrast?
  4. What diagram can you use to help you compare and contrast?
  5. What is a fragment?
30.5 - Athletes
  1. What are compound words?
  2. Give examples of compound words.
  3. What does it mean to compare and contrast?
  4. What diagram can you use to help you compare and contrast?
  5. What is a fragment?

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
30.1 - Athletes Athletes-Spelling Words
  1. What are compound words?
  2. Give examples of compound words.

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 Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends David Stabler 960L
2 Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up Anthony Curcio
3 Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence Deloris Jordan NC690L
4 Simone Biles: America's Greatest Gymnast Joanne Mattern 660L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing