Module 12 Night Animals-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the au and aw spelling pattern and view their sight words. They will also preview their vocabulary words. They will look at their reading skill for this week, summarizing. Then, they will learn about antecedents. They will be writing a compare and contrast paragraph this week, writing 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 12.1 - Night Animals
  1. Distinguish the sound of the <i>au</i> and <i>aw</i> spelling pattern in words.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Define a summary.
  5. Define antecedents.
  6. Explain what a compare and contrast paragraph is.
  7. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 12.2 - Night Animals
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Bejamin Bat.”
  4. Correctly identify antecedents.
  5. Plan a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>X, Y,</i> and <i>Z.</i>
3 12.3 - Night Animals
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Identify words that are synonyms and antonyms.
  4. Construct a rough draft of a compare and contrast paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
  6. Correctly place pronouns into sentences using antecedents.
4 12.4 - Night Animals
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Correctly use pronouns and antecedents in writing.
  5. Edit and revise a peer’s compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>X, Y,</i> and <i>Z</i>.
5 12.5 - Night Animals
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to their writing.
  3. Summarize “Benjamin Bat.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a compare and contrast paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
animals
summary
antecedents
compare and contrast paragraph
journal entry
handwriting
cursive
synonym
antonym
fluency
independent reading
were
when
always
around
because
been
before
best
both
buy
call
cold
crawl
lawn
yawn
hawk
author
haunt
pause
sauce
gloom
nook
dismal
dispute
roam
morsel
were
when
around
because
been
before
gloom
nook
dismal
dispute
roam
morsel

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 12.1 - Night Animals 8 Journal Entry
2 12.2 - Night Animals 2 Spelling
2 12.2 - Night Animals 6 Writing
3 12.3 - Night Animals 3 Vocabulary
4 12.4 - Night Animals 2 Spelling
4 12.4 - Night Animals 5 Grammar
4 12.4 - Night Animals 6 Writing
4 12.4 - Night Animals 7 Handwriting
5 12.5 - Night Animals 2 Spelling
5 12.5 - Night Animals 3 Reading
5 12.5 - Night Animals 5 Writing
5 12.5 - Night Animals 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 12.1 - Night Animals
  • 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 12.2 - Night Animals
  • 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 12.3 - Night Animals
  • 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 "Benjamin Bat," ask them to describe what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
4 12.4 - Night Animals
  • 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 12.5 - Night Animals 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
12.1 - Night Animals
  1. What sound does the au and aw sound make?
  2. What words have au and aw in them?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is an antecedent?
12.2 - Night Animals
  1. What sound does the au and aw sound make?
  2. What words have au and aw in them?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is an antecedent?
12.3 - Night Animals
  1. What sound does the au and aw sound make?
  2. What words have au and aw in them?
  3. What is a synonym?
  4. What is an antonym?
  5. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  6. What is an antecedent?
  7. What are the three things you need to practice to be a more fluent reader?
12.4 - Night Animals
  1. What sound does the au and aw sound make?
  2. What words have au and aw in them?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is an antecedent?
12.5 - Night Animals
  1. What sound does the au and aw sound make?
  2. What words have au and aw in them?
  3. What does it mean to summarize a story?
  4. What is an antecedent?

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
12.1 - Night Animals Night Animals Spelling Words
  1. What sound does the au and aw sound make?
  2. What words have au and aw in them?

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 Stellaluna Janell Cannon 550L
2 Where Are the Night Animals? Mary Ann Fraser AD560L
3 Nocturnal Animals Kelli Lynn Hicks IG570L
4 The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Tracey Hecht 530L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing