Lesson Plan

Are You Connected to Me?

How are quadrilaterals connected? In this lesson, your students will learn about the relationship between quadrilaterals by drawing, defining, and labeling different ones.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to categorize shapes that contain common characteristics. Students will be able to draw and recognize attributes of a quadrilateral, trapezoid, kite, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, and square.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(2 minutes)
Naming Quadrilaterals
  • Write the word ** quadrilateral ** on the board.
  • Ask students to tell you what they think it means.
  • Explain to your students that they will learn about the different types of quadrilaterals today.

Beginning

  • Provide a visual example of a quadrilateral to spark student discussion.
  • Have students turn and talk to a partner before sharing with the whole group. Allow them to use their home language (L1) or new language (L2).

Intermediate

  • Provide a sentence stem to support student sharing, such as "A quadrilateral is ________."
  • Supply a word bank of key terms and phrases that students could use in their explanation of a quadrilateral. Include words such as: shape, sides, angles, flat.