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Astronomy Language Arts & Writing


These lessons are included in our Astronomy Unit Study.

Discover language and writing through the lens of astronomy in this in-depth, engaging guide by Amber of So Simple a Beginning. This study includes four Language Arts modules, four Writing modules, Spelling and Vocabulary, and additional resources for language exploration:

Language Arts Module 1: The Moon

  • Explore the poem 'The Moon'
  • Enjoy a new poetry teatime recipe
  • Examine new vocabulary words
  • Discuss the poem and consider your feelings about it
  • Color a zentangle moon
  • Explore the many faces of the moon
  • Summarize the poem in art and words
  • Enjoy a guided study of the poem
  • Practice writing in both print and cursive 
  • Fill in M is for Moon with nature objects or play dough for little ones

Language Arts Module 2: Conjunctions

  • Examine the function of a coordinating conjunction and learn to use one in a sentence
  • Watch a run and retro video about conjunctions
  • Explore a coordinating conjunctions anchor chart
  • Practice conjunction sight words or play memory match
  • Practice writing the seven coordinating conjunctions
  • Play a cosmic conjunctions game

Language Arts Module 3: Word Space

  • Discover and explore why space is added between words in the English language
  • Watch a video about why space is important between words
  • Identify the beginning and end of word strings in space
  • Try reading scriptio continua
  • Edit space and determine proper spacing in practice paragraphs using proofreading marks

Language Arts Module 4: Star Myths

  • Learn to recognize the elements of a myth and write your own
  • Watch a video about the stories of constellations, then analyze the stories
  • Read a Greek myth story and turn the characters into puppets to retell the mythical tale
  • Look for and invent your own constellation
  • Tell your own star stories with star story cards
  • Write a star story
  • Enjoy a zentangle stars coloring page

Guided Writing Project: Write an astronomy research paper from a selection of possible topics, then follow along with the writing templates and prompts.

  • Module 1: Plan your writing
  • Module 2: Research and Thesis
  • Module 3: Write
  • Module 4: Revise

Additional Language Arts Materials:

  • Astronomy Vocabulary
  • Astronomy Spelling
  • Star Spelling Cards
  • Word Family Word Searches
  • Astronomy Word Scrambles
  • Astronomy Copy Work
  • Space Story
  • Coloring Page
  • Reference pages

These lessons may be completed over the course of one month with one module per week, or more quickly or slowly depending on personal preference. This is a digital download and the files will be delivered via email upon purchase. Enjoy your exploration of language and writing through space!

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