Lesson Plan

All About Rectangles

Students will get hands-on practice by building shapes with pipe cleaners in this lesson all about the defining attributes of rectangles. Use as a stand alone lesson or with the **Shapes for Kindergarten** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shapes for Kindergarten! lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shapes for Kindergarten! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify and build rectangles.

Language

Students will compare and describe different rectangles with content-specific vocabulary using sentence frames, visuals, and peer support.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather students together for the start of the lesson.
  • Ask students to form a rectangle with their hands by joining their fingers together. Tell students to repeat, rectangle after you.
  • Tell students to think of other shapes that they know, and create a list of shapes on the board
  • Explain that today they will be learning about what makes a rectangle the same as and different from other shapes.