Lesson Plan

Cookie Fractions Fun!

This tasty lesson will teach second graders about fractions using cookies.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and describe fractions.

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


(15 minutes)
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  • Introduce the lesson by telling students that a fraction is a numerical quantity that is not a whole number.
  • Show some examples on the board.


  • Provide students with examples of fractions using circular pie pieces, rectangular regions, geoboards, or drawings on grids or dot paper.
  • Give students a bilingual glossary with corresponding visuals that includes important words from the lesson in English and their home language (L1). Review the glossary with students prior to the lesson.


  • Ask students to draw a picture of a fraction on the whiteboard.
  • Encourage students to rephrase the definition of fraction in their own words with an elbow partner.
  • Provide access to materials such as a bilingual glossary and/or dictionary for students to refer to throughout the lesson.