Lesson Plan

All About Subtraction

Use this engaging lesson plan to teach or review subtraction to your ELLs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me!** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to represent subtraction using objects and drawings.

Language

Students will be able to explain to a peer how to subtract within five using counting manipulatives.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather class together for the lesson.
  • Tell students a relatable problem. For example, "Mia loves to share. She has a collection of 10 animal erasers. She gave five of them with to her friend Sam. How many erasers does she have left?"
  • Instruct students to turn and talk to share their ideas with a partner.