Module 5-Science KA - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, you will read "The Crying Tree" and observe leaves falling.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Autumn and Falling Leaves Orange, red, and yellow washable paints
blank paper
fall leaves

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Autumn and Falling Leaves
  1. Read the story about autumn leaves.
  2. Observe fall leaves and draw a picture of a tree with leaves falling.
  3. Learn what animals do in fall to prepare for winter.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
fall
trees
autumn
leaves

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Autumn and Falling Leaves 2 Autumn and Falling Leaves Assignment


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Autumn and Falling Leaves Go outside with your student and have them gather as many different leaves as they can find. Sit down with them and compare the leaves they found. How are they alike? How are they different?

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
Autumn and Falling Leaves
  1. What causes leaves to change color and fall during the fall season?

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
Autumn and Falling Leaves Autumn and Falling Leaves
  1. Fall

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 Apples and Pumpkins Anne Rockwell 440L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 If possible, take your student to a local cider mill, apple orchard, or pumpkin patch to pick apples or pumpkins.