Module 7 Solving Problems-Language 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
  1. Distinguish between words with the <i>y</i> and <i>igh</i> pattern.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Define literal and nonliteral meanings.
  5. Define concrete and abstract nouns.
  6. Explain what a topic sentence is.
  7. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 7.2 - Solving Problems
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading &quot;Sassy, Not Sissy.&quot;
  4. Correctly identify concrete and abstract nouns.
  5. Identify strong topic sentences.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>b</i> and <i>v</i>.
3 7.3 - Solving Problems
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Make an inference about the ending of &quot;Sassy, Not Sissy.&quot;
  4. Correctly identify concrete and abstract nouns.
  5. Explain different formats for topic sentences.
  6. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 7.4 - Solving Problems
  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 concrete and abstract nouns.
  5. Identify the topic sentence in &quot;Saving the Manatees.&quot;
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>b</i> and <i>v</i>.
5 7.5 - Solving Problems
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to your own writing.
  3. Identify and distinguish between literal and nonliteral meanings.
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Create a strong topic sentence.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

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
  • 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 7.2 - Solving Problems
  • 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 7.3 - Solving Problems
  • 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 "Sassy, Not Sissy," ask them to describe the setting, characters and plot of the story.
4 7.4 - Solving Problems
  • 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 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
  1. What sound do -y and -igh make?
  2. What words end with the -y and -igh sound?
  3. What is a literal meaning?
  4. What is a non-literal meaning?
  5. What is a concrete noun?
  6. What is an abstract noun?
  7. What is a topic sentence?
7.2 - Solving Problems
  1. What sound do -y and -igh make?
  2. What words end with the -y and -igh sound?
  3. What is a literal meaning?
  4. What is a non-literal meaning?
  5. What is a concrete noun?
  6. What is an abstract noun?
  7. What is a topic sentence?
7.3 - Solving Problems
  1. What sound do -y and -igh make?
  2. What words end with the -y and -igh sound?
  3. What is a literal meaning?
  4. What is a non-literal meaning?
  5. What is a concrete noun?
  6. What is an abstract noun?
  7. What is a topic sentence?
7.4 - Solving Problems
  1. What sound do -y and -igh make?
  2. What words end with the -y and -igh sound?
  3. What is a literal meaning?
  4. What is a non-literal meaning?
  5. What is a concrete noun?
  6. What is an abstract noun?
  7. What is a topic sentence?
7.5 - Solving Problems
  1. What sound do -y and -igh make?
  2. What words end with the -y and -igh sound?
  3. What is a literal meaning?
  4. What is a non-literal meaning?
  5. What is a concrete noun?
  6. What is an abstract noun?
  7. What is a topic sentence?

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
  1. What sound do -y and -igh make?
  2. What words end with the -y and -igh sound?

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 Mixed-up 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 problem-solving skills by trying to escape the escape room.