Module 2-Conflict-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will learn how to identify and describe the conflict in a story. They'll also explore the relationship between conflict and plot. Students will learn how to participate effectively in a collaborative discussion. Students will learn the first steps they should take when writing a story. They'll also explore the importance of choosing the tense of a story.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Describing Conflict crayons or colored pencils (optional);
2 Collaborative Discussion independent reading book
crayons or colored pencils (optional)
3 Writing a Story crayons or colored pencils (optional);

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Describing Conflict
  1. Identify the conflict in a story, and relate conflict to plot.
2 Collaborative Discussion
  1. Describe what should happen in a collaborative discussion.
3 Writing a Story
  1. Select good topics and plan ideas for a narrative writing assignment.
  2. Choose the best verb tense for a particular narrative (story).

Module Key Words:

Key Words
verb tense

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Describing Conflict 7 Conflict in Novels Assignment
3 Writing a Story 4 Narrative Ideas Assignment
3 Writing a Story 7 Choose Your Verb Tense Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


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
Describing Conflict
  1. How can you tell what the conflict in a story is?
  2. What is an external conflict?
  3. What is an internal conflict?
Collaborative Discussion
  1. Why is it a good idea to discuss your thoughts and ideas with other people?
  2. What is a collaborative discussion?
  3. What are the steps involved in having a meaningful collaborative discussion?
  4. What is active listening?
Writing a Story
  1. What is a narrative?
  2. What are the different types of narratives?
  3. What are two things you need to figure out to get started on your narrative?
  4. What are the events in a story?

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
Describing Conflict Thank You, M'am
  1. What is the conflict in this story?
Collaborative Discussion Quidditch
  1. What is Quidditch?
  2. Why do the readers of Harry Potter books like Quidditch so much?
  3. How does the author make it exciting?

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 Across the Alley Richard Michelson
2 Jack's Worry Sam Zuppardi
3 Idea Jar Adam Lehrhaupt AD350L
4 This Is a Good Story Adam Lehrhaupt AD330L
5 Any Questions? Marie-Louise Gay 590L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing