Module 25 Vacation Days- Language Arts 3B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will look at words ending in -ly and learn new vocabulary words. They learn about point of view. They will learn about double negatives. They will learn how to write expository paragraphs. They will write a journal entry about a vacation.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 25.1 - Vacation Days
  1. Identify the <i>-ly</i> spelling pattern in words.
  2. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Define point of view in text.
  4. Define double negatives.
  5. Explain what an expository paragraph is.
  6. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 25.2 - Vacation Days
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Hiking the Grand Canyon.”
  4. Identify sentences that use a double negative.
  5. Pre-write for an expository paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>o</i>, <i>w</i>, <i>b</i>, and <i>v</i>.
3 25.3 - Vacation Days
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Edit sentences using double negatives.
  4. Write a rough draft of an expository paragraph.
  5. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 25.4 - Vacation Days
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Use negatives correctly in writing.
  5. Revise and edit a peer’s expository paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive connection between <i>o</i>, <i>w</i>, <i>b</i>, and <i>v</i>.
5 25.5 - Vacation Days
  1. Spell spelling words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Identify the points of view of “Hiking the Grand Canyon.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish an expository paragraph.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
point of view
vacation
double negative
expository
journal
cursive
handwriting
rough draft
expository paragraph
fluency
revise
edit
publish
independent reading
lonely
suddenly
actually
personally
especially
formally
rapidly
dangerously
tenderly
lovely
nicely
softly
quietly
exactly
friendly
quickly
closely
gladly
safely
finally
mystify
survey
plunge
erosion
thrill
canyon

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 25.1 - Vacation Days 7 Journal Entry
2 25.2 - Vacation Days 2 Spelling
2 25.2 - Vacation Days 7 Handwriting
3 25.3 - Vacation Days 3 Vocabulary
4 25.4 - Vacation Days 2 Spelling
4 25.4 - Vacation Days 7 Handwriting
5 25.5 - Vacation Days 2 Spelling
5 25.5 - Vacation Days 6 Writing
5 25.5 - Vacation Days 7 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 25.1 - Vacation Days During Independent Reading time, please have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 25.2 - Vacation Days
  • 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 25.3 - Vacation Days Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
4 25.4 - Vacation Days Have your student choose five spelling words to illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
5 25.5 - Vacation Days Quiz your student on their spelling words before they take their test with their teacher. Be sure your student uploads all of their assignments for this module.

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
25.1 - Vacation Days
  1. What is the point of view in a story?
  2. What words end in -ly?
  3. What is a double negative?
  4. What is expository writing?
25.2 - Vacation Days
  1. What is the point of view in a story?
  2. What words end in -ly?
  3. What is a double negative?
  4. What is expository writing?
  5. What is realistic fiction?
25.3 - Vacation Days
  1. What is the point of view in a story?
  2. What words end in -ly?
  3. What is a double negative?
  4. What is expository writing?
  5. What is realistic fiction?
  6. When reading for fluency what is rate, expression and intonation?
25.4 - Vacation Days
  1. What is the point of view in a story?
  2. What words end in -ly?
  3. What is a double negative?
  4. What is expository writing?
  5. What is realistic fiction?
25.5 - Vacation Days
  1. What is the point of view in a story?
  2. What words end in -ly?
  3. What is a double negative?
  4. What is expository writing?
  5. What is realistic fiction?

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
25.1 - Vacation Days Vacation Days Point of View
  1. What is point of view?
  2. What are the different points of view a story can be told from?
25.1 - Vacation Days Vacation Days Double Negative
  1. What is a double negative?

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 Imagination Vacation Jami Gigot
2 Aliens on Vacation Clete Smith
3 How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague


Module Outing:

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

# Outing