Lesson Plan:

Mix and Match: What Color is That?

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August 21, 2015
by Cortney Nagler

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to match objects to the correct color categories.

Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Look around the room, and point to various solid colored objects.
  • Explain to your class that they will put common objects into color categories.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Call out a color, and have your students look around and find an object that is that particular color.
  • Have your students pick three items in the room that are the same color.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Put your students into groups of 3-4.
  • Give out the color cards, and have your students match the objects to the color name.
  • Read the color words aloud for your students before having them begin the activity.
  • Direct your students to complete the activity.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Give your students the Color Red and Book of Red worksheets.
  • Have your students complete it and make their own categories of different colors on the back of the sheet.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Have your students try to sound out the words from the color cards and then place them in the correct color group.
  • Support: Work on a more limited number of color categories before giving your students all of the color cards.

Review

Assessment (5 minutes)

  • During independent working time, walk around, making sure that your students are completing worksheets accurately.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Have your students share their color categories from the backs of their worksheets.

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