Lesson Plan:

All About Me: My Phone Number

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October 13, 2015
by D'Vonne White
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October 13, 2015
by D'Vonne White

Learning Objectives

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.

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