All About Me: My Phone Number
Students will be able to identify their home phone numbers.
Introduction (10 minutes)
- Ask students if they have ever used a telephone, and then ask if they know their home telephone numbers.
- Explain that a phone is a device that can be used to contact family and friends to keep in touch.
- Tell the students that a phone can also be used in case of an emergency.
- Inform your students that today they will learn their home telephone numbers, which give them access to their parents or guardians in case they are ever in trouble.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Show the students the numbers 0 through 9 on flashcards out of numeric order.
- Have the students call out the numbers collectively as a group.
- Ensure that all students are able to master the numbers before proceeding.
- Show the students a touch-tone phone.
- Inform the students that a telephone number is made up of 10 numbers.
- Inform the students that the first three numbers are the area code, which distinguishes a geographic area.
- Tell the students that the last 7 numbers of their home telephone numbers identify the unique phone number that belongs to their families.
- Write a phone number on the whiteboard.
- Have a student come to the front of the room and dial the phone number on the touch-tone phone.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Provide each student with the My Phone Number worksheet.
- Call out various phone numbers, and have the students practice dialing on their worksheets.
- Next, provide each student with their home numbers written on a slip of paper.
- Have each student write his number on his worksheet.
- Check to make sure the phone number is copied correctly.
Independent Working Time (10 minutes)
- Have the students practice dialing their home phone numbers on their worksheets.
- Instruct them to work in pairs and exchange phone numbers with a classmate.
- Enrichment: Encourage your students to record the phone numbers of all their friends in the classroom.
- Support: Give the students a toy phone to make the activity more realistic and meaningful. Alternatively, provide phone numbers without the area code, and add the area code once the 7 digit number has been mastered.
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Conference with each student, and ask him to recite his phone number.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- Have the students recite a phone number from the whiteboard.
- Ask a volunteer to come up and press the numbers on the touch-tone phone.