Lesson Plan:

Shape Up: Identifying Shapes

4.0 based on 1 rating
Download lesson plan
Click to find similar content by grade or subject.
Grade
Subject
August 5, 2015
by AnneMarie Mann

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify 2D shapes and use accurate terms to describe them.

Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Tell your students that they are going to learn to identify and name two-dimensional, or flat, shapes.
  • Show your students examples of shapes, and have them name the shape.
  • Take a "shape walk" around the classroom, and have students identify shapes when they see them.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • While you draw shapes on the board or chart paper, have your students draw shapes in the air.
  • If you find it helpful, have students place a shape on the board inside of the shape you drew.
  • Label each shape with the word. For example, write "circle" underneath the drawing of the circle.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Point out the shapes that are taped on the floor.
  • Have one student stand inside each shape, and ask those students to name those shapes.
  • Explain to your students that they will be playing a game and recording the results on the Shapes Graph.
  • Demonstrate throwing a bean bag on a shape on the floor. Show students how to make a tally mark on the graph.

Independent Working Time (5 minutes)

  • Divide your students into groups, and give each group a bean bag. Give each student a Shapes Graph.
  • Instruct the groups to take turns throwing a bean bag, identifying the shape it landed on. Ask your students to record it on the graph.
  • Continue this until every student has gone.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: For advanced students, have them count the tally marks and compare the results.
  • Support: For students who may require support, arrange for them to be in a group that has a student with stronger shape identification skills. Give your students the Tracing Basic Shapes worksheet to complete.

Review

Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Review the graph with students.
  • Have students identify the shapes when comparing results on graph.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Have your students make a collage with the precut shapes.
  • Ask students to describe their work. Encourage students to use "shape words" when discussing their work.

How likely are you to recommend Education.com to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely