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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.
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.