Module 2 Space Adventures-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn about the CVCe pattern of words. They will also preview their vocabulary words and set a purpose for reading their story. They will look at what makes a complete sentence and explore summaries. They will write a journal entry. They will write a summary and practice fluency.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 2.1 - Space Adventures
  1. Use the CVCe pattern to read words.
  2. Define main idea and details.
  3. Explain how punctuation marks are used.
  4. Identify the parts of a summary.
2 2.2 - Space Adventures
  1. Use the CVCe pattern to spell words.
  2. Match vocabulary words to their definitions.
  3. Set a purpose for reading our story this week.
  4. Identify what you already know and want to know about space.
  5. Add punctuation to make complete sentences.
  6. Explain what is included in a summary.
  7. Practice cursive letters h, t, and p.
3 2.3 - Space Adventures
  1. Use the CVCe pattern to spell words.
  2. Identify vocabulary words by their definitions.
  3. Identify the main idea and details of a nonfiction text.
  4. Write a rough draft of a summary.
  5. Read with fluency.
  6. Select ending punctuation for sentences.
4 2.4 - Space Adventures
  1. Use each spelling word in a sentence.
  2. Match vocabulary words with their correct definitions.
  3. Add ending punctuation to sentences.
  4. Edit and revise a rough draft.
  5. Form the cursive letters h, t, and p.
5 2.5 - Space Adventures
  1. Correctly spell all spelling words.
  2. Select vocabulary words based on their definitions.
  3. Identify what was learned from the story this week.
  4. Identify errors in writing.
  5. Publish a summary.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
CVCe
adventure
summary
complete sentences
punctuation
main idea and details
space
fluency
cursive
independent reading
help
here
I
In
Is
it
jump
little
look
make
me
my
cute
cave
mice
note
robe
rule
face
kite
explore
solar
system
gravity
orbit
constellation
space
jump
little
look
explore
solar
system
gravity
orbit
constellation
space

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 2.1 - Space Adventures 7 Journal Entry
2 2.2 - Space Adventures 2 Spelling
2 2.2 - Space Adventures 7 Handwriting
3 2.3 - Space Adventures 2 Spelling
3 2.3 - Space Adventures 3 Vocabulary
3 2.3 - Space Adventures 4 Reading
3 2.3 - Space Adventures 5 Grammar
4 2.4 - Space Adventures 5 Grammar
4 2.4 - Space Adventures 6 Writing
4 2.4 - Space Adventures 7 Handwriting
5 2.5 - Space Adventures 2 Spelling
5 2.5 - Space Adventures 5 Writing
5 2.5 - Space Adventures 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 2.1 - Space Adventures
  • 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 main idea and details of what they read.
2 2.2 - Space Adventures
  • 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 questions about what they read when they are finished.
3 2.3 - Space Adventures
  • 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 "Discovering Space," ask them to write about three things they learned from the story in their Language Arts notebook.
4 2.4 - Space Adventures
  • 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 2.5 - Space Adventures 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
2.1 - Space Adventures
  1. What is the CVCe pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVCe pattern?
  3. What is the main idea?
  4. What are details?
  5. What is a declarative sentence?
  6. What type of punctuation is used for a declarative sentence?
  7. What is an interrogative sentence?
  8. What type of punctuation is used for an interrogative sentence?
  9. What is an exclamatory sentence?
  10. What type of punctuation is used for an exclamatory sentence?
  11. What is included in a summary?
2.2 - Space Adventures
  1. What is the CVCe pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVCe pattern?
  3. What is the main idea?
  4. What are details?
  5. What is a declarative sentence?
  6. What type of punctuation is used for a declarative sentence?
  7. What is an interrogative sentence?
  8. What type of punctuation is used for an interrogative sentence?
  9. What is an exclamatory sentence?
  10. What type of punctuation is used for an exclamatory sentence?
  11. What is included in a summary?
2.3 - Space Adventures
  1. What is the CVCe pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVCe pattern?
  3. What is the main idea?
  4. What are details?
  5. What is a declarative sentence?
  6. What type of punctuation is used for a declarative sentence?
  7. What is an interrogative sentence?
  8. What type of punctuation is used for an interrogative sentence?
  9. What is an exclamatory sentence?
  10. What type of punctuation is used for an exclamatory sentence?
  11. What is included in a summary?
2.4 - Space Adventures
  1. What is the CVCe pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVCe pattern?
  3. What is the main idea?
  4. What are details?
  5. What is a declarative sentence?
  6. What type of punctuation is used for a declarative sentence?
  7. What is an interrogative sentence?
  8. What type of punctuation is used for an interrogative sentence?
  9. What is an exclamatory sentence?
  10. What type of punctuation is used for an exclamatory sentence?
  11. What is included in a summary?
2.5 - Space Adventures
  1. What is the CVCe pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVCe pattern?
  3. What is the main idea?
  4. What are details?
  5. What is a declarative sentence?
  6. What type of punctuation is used for a declarative sentence?
  7. What is an interrogative sentence?
  8. What type of punctuation is used for an interrogative sentence?
  9. What is an exclamatory sentence?
  10. What type of punctuation is used for an exclamatory sentence?
  11. What is included in a summary?

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
2.1 - Space Adventures Space Adventures Spelling Words
  1. What is the CVCe pattern?
  2. What words follow the CVCe pattern?
2.1 - Space Adventures Main Idea and Details
  1. What is the main idea?
  2. What are details?

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 Space: A Visual Encyclopedia DK IG1100L
2 National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! Helaine Becker 990L
3 The Space Mission Adventure (Clubhouse Mysteries) Sharon M. Draper 780L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit a planetarium and view one of their shows on space.