# Telling Time with The Grouchy Ladybug

• Math
• 65 minutes
• Standards: 1.MD.B.3
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July 22, 2015

Teach your students the secrets behind reading an analog clock with this lesson that has students make their own practice clock and complete a worksheet to put their new skills to the test.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to read a clock.

## Lesson

### Introduction (15 minutes)

• Ask students if they saw a pattern, or anything involving math, in the book.
• Tell the class that today they will make clocks to practice telling time.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

• Talk about the different hands, and what they represent. Tell your students that the long hand points to the number of minutes, and the short hand points to the hour.
• Let your students know that every number on the clock represents five minutes, and that this means there are 60 minutes in an hour.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

• Pass out the My Own Clock worksheet.
• Have students cut carefully along the black lines.
• Show the class how your clock is held together with the brass fastener.
• When they are ready, pass out the brass fasteners to put the hands on the clock face.
• Ask the class to show you specific times, modeling them yourself with your clock.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Pass out the Digital Watch worksheet.
• Have students complete the worksheet.
• Rotate around the room assisting struggling students.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Students can complete supplemental worksheets or pair up to test each other on clock positions.
• Support: Practice clock reading in smaller groups or have students pair up to complete the worksheet.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Observe students during clock modeling to monitor whether or not they are able to find the correct times.
• Check worksheets for correctness.

### Review and Closing (10 minutes)

• Play a review game where you ask the class to display certain times. Alternatively, use your clock to display a time and ask students to name the time.
• Ask students to voice any questions or concerns they may have about the subject.