Lesson Plan

Comparing Bigger and Smaller

Kindergarteners love talking about how big they are! Help them develop a stronger understanding of big and small in this engaging measurement lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will compare objects based on their size.

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

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Draw circles of two different sizes on the board. Ask, “Which is bigger?”
  • Have students turn and talk to a partner about which circle is bigger.

Beginning

  • Provide definitions of big and small in student home language (L1).
  • Have students point to the item they believe is bigger.

Intermediate

  • Provide the sentence frame, "I think ________ is bigger because ________."