Module 7 Phonics of the Week l Blends-Language Arts 1A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about l-blends, and you will be introduced to your new weekly sight words and spelling words. You will also learn how to write a concluding sentence for the paragraph you have been working on. You will read the weekly story on your own, you will practice handwriting, and you will learn about verbs. You will complete a fluency check.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 7.1 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends Independent Reading Book;
2 7.2 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends Independent Reading Book;
3 7.3 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends Independent Reading Book
Flashlight
Flour
Pan
Index cards
Stapler
4 7.4 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends Independent Reading Book;
5 7.5 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 7.1 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with l-blends.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Write a concluding sentence.
2 7.2 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with the l-blend sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Understand verbs.
3 7.3 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with l-blend sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Use verbs to show past, present, and future.
4 7.4 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with l-blend sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.
  4. Write a concluding sentence.
5 7.5 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Recognize, identify, read, and spell words with l-blend sounds.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding, and accuracy.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words
l-Blends
Sight Words
Spelling
Writing
handwriting
verbs
Grammar
Story
Spelling Test
Sight Word Quiz
Reading Quiz
Fluency Check
as
just
take
slow
clap
clam
clip
flag
flip
plan
plum
glad
slab
slam

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 7.1 Phonics of the Week: L-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, "The Clown's Flowers," ask them to draw or write what happened in the beginning, the middle, and the end of the story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them questions about what they read when they are finished.
2 7.2 Phonics of the Week: L-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 "The Clown's Flowers" have them identify the words with l-blends 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 7.3 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  • Your student will be writing his/her sight words in flour this week. S/he will also practice her/his spelling words by creating a flipbook. Follow these steps to help your student create the flipbook. 1. Write one spelling word on an individual index card. Repeat this for each spelling word. 2. Staple all of the index cards together on the left margin. 3. Have your student flip quickly through the index cards and read his/her words as they are seen.
  • As your student reads “The Clown’s Flowers,” ask them the following questions: What covers a snake’s body? How do snakes eat? What do snakes use their tongues for? What do snakes breathe through? Draw a picture of your favorite part of the story and write a sentence about your picture using your sight words.
  • 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 7.4 Phonics of the Week: L-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 7.5 Phonics of the Week: L-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
7.1 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Name the l-blends and say what sound each blend makes.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, slow (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: as, just, take, slow (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 “clap” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “clap”.
  6. Use the word “clam” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “clam”.
7.2 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Name the l-blends and say what sound each blend makes.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, slow (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: as, just, take, slow (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 “clip” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “clip”.
  6. Use the word “flag” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “flag”.
  8. What is a verb?
  9. Name three verbs.
7.3 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Name the l-blends and say what sound each blend makes.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, slow (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: as, just, take, slow (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 “flip” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “flip”.
  6. Use the word “plan” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “plan”.
  8. What are the three verb tenses?
7.4 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Name the l-blends and say what sound each blend makes.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, slow (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: as, just, take, slow (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 “plum” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “plum”.
  6. Use the word “glad” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “glad”.
  8. What are the three verb tenses?
7.5 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. Name the l-blends and say what sound each blend makes.
  2. Use each word in a sentence: as, just, take, slow (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: as, just, take, slow (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 “slab” in a sentence.
  5. Spell the word “slab”.
  6. Use the word “slam” in a sentence.
  7. Spell the word “slam”.
  8. What are the three verb tenses?

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
7.1 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends 7.1 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends
  1. What is a blend?
  2. What are the blends from this video that have l in them?
7.2 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends Verb
  1. What is a verb?
  2. What are some verbs that are action words?
  3. What are some verbs that are being words?
7.3 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends Lighting up L-Blends
  1. In their Language Arts notebook, have your student draw and write the L-Blends from the video.
7.3 Phonics of the Week: L-Blends Verb Tenses
  1. What are the three verb tenses?
  2. What does past mean?
  3. What does present mean?
  4. What does future mean?

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 F Is for Flag Wendy Cheyette Lewison
2 The Digger and the Flower Joseph Kuefler
3 Little Blue Truck Alice Schertle AD390L
4 Clap Your Hands Lorinda Bryan Cauley 410L
5 Glad Monster, Sad Monster Ed Emberley AD670L
6 Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! Trudy Ludwig AD530L
7 Ira Sleeps Over Bernard Waber 310L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit a flower shop and ask the florist to share how they make floral arrangements with your student.