Lesson Plan:

# Classifying Objects: Describe It!

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September 25, 2015
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September 25, 2015

## Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe and classify different objects collected.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Ask students what it means to classify something.
• Explain to student that when you classify something you organize it into its closest matching category.
• Tell students that today they will be finding different objects from outside to classify into groups.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

• Show students a variety of different colored markers.
• Ask them how they would classify these markers.
• Recommend sorting these markers by size and color if your students are struggling.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (5 minutes)

• Show students different school supplies.
• Ask them how they would classify these supplies, by color, size, how it feels, or weight?
• Explain that there are a variety of ways to classify objects.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Take students to an outside area.
• Partner students up.
• Have pairs find at least 5 objects to collect, such as rocks, grass, flowers, branches, leaves, or dirt.
• Students will then need to classify the objects with their partners and describe why they classified the objects the way they did.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Students can classify objects in more than one category. For example, a rock can be smooth but also hard.
• Support: Give categories to these students to put their objects into. For example: smooth, rough, heavy, light, hard, soft.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Students will be assessed by their reasoning on classifying their objects.

### Review and Closing (5 minutes)

• Students may share their objects and classifications with the class.