Module 5 Myths-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the oy and oi spelling pattern. They will preview their sight words and vocabulary words. They will learn about their comprehension skill for this week, which is characters. Then, they will learn about the difference between common and proper nouns. They will learn how to write a character description. They will write a journal entry. They will learn about myths and practice reading fluency.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 5.1 - Myths
  1. Define common and proper nouns.
  2. Explain a character description.
  3. Define a character trait.
  4. Write a descriptive paragraph.
  5. Distinguish between words with the oy and oi pattern.
  6. Recognize sight words.
  7. Define vocabulary words.
2 5.2 - Myths
  1. Set a purpose for reading "The Golden Touch."
  2. Define a myth.
  3. Correctly identify common and proper nouns.
  4. Form the cursive letters k, r, and s.
  5. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
3 5.3 - Myths
  1. Correctly identify common and proper nouns.
  2. Construct a rough draft of a character description.
  3. Apply expression to reading aloud.
  4. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  5. Build spelling words.
4 5.4 - Myths
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading by answering comprehension questions.
  4. Correctly identify and correct common and proper nouns in sentences.
  5. Edit and revise writing.
  6. Form the cursive letters k, r, and s.
5 5.5 - Myths
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Develop sentences using vocabulary words.
  4. Describe the character traits of King Midas.
  5. Edit writing for errors.
  6. Present a character description in written and oral form.
  7. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
character trait
common noun
proper noun
character description
myth
journal entry
cursive
fluency
independent reading
brown
but
came
did
do
eat
four
get
good
have
he
into
boil
boy
joy
toy
soil
foil
join
coin
treasure
wealthy
satisfy
astonished
frenzy
despair

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 5.1 - Myths 8 Journal Entry
2 5.2 - Myths 2 Spelling
2 5.2 - Myths 6 Writing
2 5.2 - Myths 7 Handwriting
3 5.3 - Myths 3 Vocabulary
4 5.4 - Myths 2 Spelling
4 5.4 - Myths 5 Grammar
4 5.4 - Myths 6 Writing
4 5.4 - Myths 7 Handwriting
5 5.5 - Myths 2 Spelling
5 5.5 - Myths 5 Writing
5 5.5 - Myths 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 5.1 - Myths
  • 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 5.2 - Myths
  • 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 5.3 - Myths
  • 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 "The Golden Touch," ask them to describe the setting, characters and plot of the story.
4 5.4 - Myths
  • 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 5.5 - Myths 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
5.1 - Myths
  1. What sound does -oi and-oy make?
  2. What words have -oi and -oy in them?
  3. What is a character trait?
  4. What is a common noun?
  5. What is a proper noun?
  6. What is a character description?
5.2 - Myths
  1. What sound does -oi and-oy make?
  2. What words have -oi and -oy in them?
  3. What is a myth?
  4. What is a character trait?
  5. What is a common noun?
  6. What is a proper noun?
  7. What is a character description?
5.3 - Myths
  1. What sound does -oi and-oy make?
  2. What words have -oi and -oy in them?
  3. What is a myth?
  4. What is a character trait?
  5. What is a common noun?
  6. What is a proper noun?
  7. What is a character description?
5.4 - Myths
  1. What sound does -oi and-oy make?
  2. What words have -oi and -oy in them?
  3. What is a myth?
  4. What is a character trait?
  5. What is a common noun?
  6. What is a proper noun?
  7. What is a character description?
5.5 - Myths
  1. What sound does -oi and-oy make?
  2. What words have -oi and -oy in them?
  3. What is a myth?
  4. What is a character trait?
  5. What is a common noun?
  6. What is a proper noun?
  7. What is a character description?

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
5.1 - Myths Myths Spelling Words
  1. What sound does -oi and-oy make?
  2. What words have -oi and -oy 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 DK Readers L3: Greek Myths Deborah Lock
2 National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology: Begin Your Quest for Facts, Photos, and Fun Fit for Gods and Goddesses Blake Hoena 990L
3 Keep a Lid on It, Pandora! (Myth-O-Mania) Kate McMullan
4 Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams 570L


Module Outing:

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

# Outing