Module 11 Animal Friends-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the vowel digraph oo. They will also preview their sight words and vocabulary words. They will look at their reading skill for this week: summarizing. Then, they will learn about pronouns. They will be writing a descriptive paragraph this week and a journal entry. They will practice writing 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 11.1 - Animal Friends
  1. Distinguish the sound of the vowel digraph -oo- in words.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Define a summary.
  5. Define pronouns.
  6. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 11.2 - Animal Friends
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “The Hunting Party.”
  4. Correctly identify pronouns.
  5. Plan a descriptive paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>V</i> and <i>W</i>.
3 11.3 - Animal Friends
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify words with multiple meanings.
  4. Correctly place pronouns into sentences.
  5. Construct a rough draft of a descriptive paragraph.
  6. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 11.4 - Animal Friends
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Correctly use pronouns in writing.
  5. Edit and revise a descriptive paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>V</i> and <i>W</i>.
5 11.5 - Animal Friends
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to own writing.
  3. Summarize “The Hunting Party.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a descriptive paragraph in written and oral form.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
animals
digraph
summarize
pronouns
descriptive writing
journal entry
predict
handwriting
cursive
fluency
independent reading
edit
summary
open
over
put
round
some
stop
take
thank
them
then
think
walk
food
mood
noodle
moon
spoon
boot
zoo
goose
poodle
raccoon
impatient
overlooked
wry
found
devoured
sullen
round
some
thank
think
impatient
overlooked
wry
fond
devoured
sullen

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 11.1 - Animal Friends 8 Journal Entry
2 11.2 - Animal Friends 2 Spelling
2 11.2 - Animal Friends 6 Writing
2 11.2 - Animal Friends 7 Handwriting
3 11.3 - Animal Friends 3 Vocabulary
4 11.4 - Animal Friends 2 Spelling
4 11.4 - Animal Friends 5 Grammar
4 11.4 - Animal Friends 6 Writing
4 11.4 - Animal Friends 7 Handwriting
5 11.5 - Animal Friends 2 Spelling
5 11.5 - Animal Friends 5 Writing
5 11.5 - Animal Friends 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 11.1 - Animal Friends
  • 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 11.2 - Animal Friends
  • 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 11.3 - Animal Friends
  • 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 "The Hunting Party," ask them to describe what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
4 11.4 - Animal Friends
  • 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 11.5 - Animal Friends 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
11.1 - Animal Friends
  1. What sound does -oo make?
  2. What words have the -oo sound?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is a pronoun?
  5. What is a descriptive paragraph?
  6. What is the purpose of the topic sentence in a descriptive paragraph?
  7. What do the purpose of body sentences in a descriptive paragraph?
  8. What is the purpose of the concluding sentence do in a descriptive paragraph?
11.2 - Animal Friends
  1. What sound does -oo make?
  2. What words have the -oo sound?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is a fantasy story?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a descriptive paragraph?
  7. What is the purpose of the topic sentence in a descriptive paragraph?
  8. What do the purpose of body sentences in a descriptive paragraph?
  9. What is the purpose of the concluding sentence do in a descriptive paragraph?
11.3 - Animal Friends
  1. What sound does -oo make?
  2. What words have the -oo sound?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is a fantasy story?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a descriptive paragraph?
  7. What is the purpose of the topic sentence in a descriptive paragraph?
  8. What do the purpose of body sentences in a descriptive paragraph?
  9. What is the purpose of the concluding sentence do in a descriptive paragraph?
  10. What are ways you can be a more fluent reader?
11.4 - Animal Friends
  1. What sound does -oo make?
  2. What words have the -oo sound?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is a fantasy story?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a descriptive paragraph?
  7. What is the purpose of the topic sentence in a descriptive paragraph?
  8. What do the purpose of body sentences in a descriptive paragraph?
  9. What is the purpose of the concluding sentence do in a descriptive paragraph?
  10. What are 5 things you need to check when revising your writing?
11.5 - Animal Friends
  1. What sound does -oo make?
  2. What words have the -oo sound?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is a fantasy story?
  5. What is a pronoun?
  6. What is a descriptive paragraph?
  7. What is the purpose of the topic sentence in a descriptive paragraph?
  8. What do the purpose of body sentences in a descriptive paragraph?
  9. What is the purpose of the concluding sentence do in a descriptive 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
11.1 - Animal Friends Animal Friends: Descriptive Paragraph
  1. What is a descriptive paragraph?
  2. What is the purpose of the topic sentence in a descriptive paragraph?
  3. What do the purpose of body sentences in a descriptive paragraph?
  4. What is the purpose of the concluding sentence do in a descriptive paragraph?

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 Evie and the Animals Matt Haig
2 Charlotte's Web E.B. White 680L
3 Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories Sandra Markle 880L
4 Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Jessica Kensky 550L
5 My Pet Human Yasmine Surovec 470L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit a zoo to learn more about animals.