Module 7 Solving ProblemsLanguage Arts 3A  Course Guide
Module Overview:
In this module, students will be learning about the y and igh spelling of words and view their sight words. They will also preview their vocabulary words. They will learn their comprehension skill for this week: literal and nonliteral meanings. Then, they will look at the difference between concrete and abstract nouns. They will also work on topic sentences this week, so we'll look at some examples together. They will write a journal entry. They will practice writing cursive letters. They will practice 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  7.1  Solving Problems 

2  7.2  Solving Problems 

3  7.3  Solving Problems 

4  7.4  Solving Problems 

5  7.5  Solving Problems 

Module Key Words:
Key Words  Sight Words  Spelling Words  Vocabulary Words 

literal and nonliteral meanings concrete nouns abstract nouns topic sentence journal entry handwriting cursive fluency manatees independent reading 
saw say she so soon that there they this too under want 
high right fight sight sky by my cry 
harsh capture doze outcome starve risk 
Module Assignments:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Page #  Assignment Title 

1  7.1  Solving Problems  8  Journal Entry 
2  7.2  Solving Problems  2  Spelling 
2  7.2  Solving Problems  7  Handwriting 
3  7.3  Solving Problems  7  Fluency 
4  7.4  Solving Problems  2  Spelling 
4  7.4  Solving Problems  3  Vocabulary 
4  7.4  Solving Problems  4  Reading 
4  7.4  Solving Problems  5  Grammar 
4  7.4  Solving Problems  7  Handwriting 
5  7.5  Solving Problems  2  Spelling 
5  7.5  Solving Problems  3  Reading 
5  7.5  Solving Problems  5  Writing 
5  7.5  Solving Problems  6  Independent Reading 
Learning Coach Notes:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Notes 

1  7.1  Solving Problems 

2  7.2  Solving Problems 

3  7.3  Solving Problems 

4  7.4  Solving Problems 

5  7.5  Solving Problems  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 

7.1  Solving Problems 

7.2  Solving Problems 

7.3  Solving Problems 

7.4  Solving Problems 

7.5  Solving Problems 

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 

7.1  Solving Problems  Solving Problems Spelling Words 

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  What Do You Do With a Problem?  Kobi Yamada  AD500L 
2  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library  Chris Grabenstein  720L 
3  From the Mixedup Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler  E.L. Konigsburg  700L 
Module Outing:
Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.
#  Outing 

1  Sometimes local libraries host escape rooms for kids and families. See if there is an escape room activity available for kids in your area and test problemsolving skills by trying to escape the escape room. 