Lesson Plan

Catch Those Fish!

Catch those fish before they get away! In this lesson, students will be challenged to order and count the total number of fish. This lesson focuses on the crucial skills of ordering numbers and recognizing one-to-one correspondence.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to correctly order numbers and demonstrate an understanding of correct one-to-one correspondence between numbers and objects.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Read aloud One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.
  • Tell your students that they have the challenge of counting fish and keeping numbers in the correct order!

Beginning

  • Preview any confusing or unknown vocabulary from the book prior to the lesson.
  • Review counting using songs or chants.

Intermediate

  • Ask students to turn and talk to answer the following questions, "Who has seen a fish? What do we know about fish?"