Module 3 Phonics of the Week r blends-Language Arts 1A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about r-blends, and you will be introduced to your new sight words and spelling words. You will also listen to the weekly story and read a poem. You will be introduced to possessive nouns. You will complete a fluency check.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 3.1 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends Independent Reading Book;
2 3.2 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends Independent Reading Book;
3 3.3 Phonics of the Week: r Blends Independent Reading Book
White Crayon
Plain Paper
Water Colors
Paint Brush
4 3.4 Phonics of the Week: r Blends Independent Reading Book;
5 3.5 Phonics of the Week: r Blends Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 3.1 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with r-blends sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Recognize possessive nouns.
2 3.2 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the r-blend sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Recognize possessive nouns.
  4. Read grade-level text.
  5. Print upper and lower case letters.
3 3.3 Phonics of the Week: r Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with r-blend sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text.
4 3.4 Phonics of the Week: r Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the r-blend sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Recognize possessive nouns.
5 3.5 Phonics of the Week: r Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the r-blend sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with appropriate understanding.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words
r blends
sight words
spelling words
story
poem
possessive nouns
r-Blends
Handwriting
Spelling
Writing
Spelling Test
Reading Quiz
Fluency Check
an
him
round
shall
drop
drum
crib
crab
grab
gram
frog
from
trap
trim

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 3.2 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends 3 Sight Words
2 3.2 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends 6 Handwriting
3 3.3 Phonics of the Week: r Blends 4 Spelling
3 3.3 Phonics of the Week: r Blends 5 Story
4 3.4 Phonics of the Week: r Blends 3 Handwriting and Spelling Practice
4 3.4 Phonics of the Week: r Blends 4 Poem: Frog's Brain
5 3.5 Phonics of the Week: r Blends 2 Phonics: r-Blends Word Wrap Up
5 3.5 Phonics of the Week: r Blends 5 Story and Fluency Check


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 3.1 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends
  • 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.
  • As your student reads, "How Frog Grows," have them write or draw in their Language Arts notebook, the frog life cycle.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them questions about what they read when they are finished.
2 3.2 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends
  • 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.
  • After your student reads "How Frog Grows" have them write the r-blend words they come across in the story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to describe their favorite character in the story.
3 3.3 Phonics of the Week: r Blends
  • In this lesson, your student will be doing an off-line activity with his/her sight words. They will be asked to write their sight words in crayon and then paint over them with watercolor paints. Extend this activity by having them write their spelling words and any other r-blend words they can think of.
  • 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.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them what the problem was in the story they read.
4 3.4 Phonics of the Week: r Blends
  • 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.
  • When your student reads their independent reading book, ask them to describe the setting in the story they read.
5 3.5 Phonics of the Week: r Blends 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
3.1 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends
  1. Name the r-blends and say the sound they make.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  3. Spell each word: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Use the word “drop” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “drop”.
  6. Use the word “drum” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “drum”.
  8. What is a possessive noun?
3.2 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends
  1. Name the r-blends and say the sound they make.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  3. Spell each word: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Use the word “crib” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “crib”.
  6. Use the word “crab” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “crab”.
  8. What is a possessive noun?
3.3 Phonics of the Week: r Blends
  1. Name the r-blends and say the sound they make.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  3. Spell each word: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Use the word “grab” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “grab”.
  6. Use the word “gram” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “gram”.
3.4 Phonics of the Week: r Blends
  1. Name the r-blends and say the sound they make.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  3. Spell each word: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Use the word “frog” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “frog”.
  6. Use the word “from” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “from”.
  8. What is a possessive noun?
3.5 Phonics of the Week: r Blends
  1. Name the r-blends and say the sound they make.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  3. Spell each word: an, him, round, shall (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Use the word “trap” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “trap”.
  6. Use the word “trim” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “trim”.
  8. What is a possessive noun?

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
3.1 Phonics of the Week: r-Blends Let's Blend with R's
  1. What is a blend?
  2. What are some r-blends you learned about from this video?
3.3 Phonics of the Week: r Blends Hopping Frogs
  1. What words did you hear with r-blends?

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 Dragons Love Tacos Adam Rubin AD520L
2 I Don't Want to Be a Frog Dev Petty AD380L
3 Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes Margie Palatini AD480L
4 Old MacDonald Had a Truck Steve Goetz AD630L
5 When Dads Don't Grow Up Marjorie Blain Parker
6 How a Seed Grows Helene J. Jordan 470L
7 The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt AD730L
8 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Jr. AD200L
9 Pretzel Margret Rey AD460L
10 A House for Hermit Crab Eric Carle 540L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 R-Blend Scavenger Hunt: Pick a place to go where your student can find words that have r-blends, for example, a nature trail (frogs), a grocery store (grapes, pretzels, truffles, etc.), have them write what they find in their Language Arts notebook. Another option is to go to a greenhouse and look at all of the plants to identify the ones with r-blends and talk about how things grow.