Students will be able to categorize polygons by attributes.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Tell students that today they are going to be exploring shapes and their attributes. Explain that attributes are characteristics or features of something.
Give examples for attributes using people or items that the students can all see. Say, "Some of the attributes I could use to describe myself are that I’m tall and have dark colored eyes." or "The letter V on our handwriting poster has two straight lines and is an open shape."
Ask students to turn to a partner and describe the attributes of an object in the classroom.
Call on a few students to share what their partner said.
Encourage students to use their home language (L1) or English to talk with a partner.
Allow students to utilize a bilingual dictionary to look up the definition of attributes.
Intermediate: Provide a sentence frame to support student sharing, such as "The attributes of the ________ are ________."