Lesson Plan

Decimal Word Problems

This lesson helps students break down the different components of a word problem with decimals so that English Learners can succeed in solving them. Use it on its own or as support for the lesson Giving Gifts: All About Decimals.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Giving Gifts: All About Decimalslesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Giving Gifts: All About Decimalslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to solve decimal addition problems in a real-world setting.

Language

Students will be able to analyze word problems and their meanings, and be able to solve them using the Three Reads strategy.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Ask students to turn to a partner and verbally explain what a decimal is. Listen in on student conversations and guide them to the discovery that a decimal is one way to show fractions or parts of a whole. On a piece of chart paper, take notes from their conversations and add a few examples of decimals.
  • Ask students when/where they have seen fractions in the real world and jot down students' responses on the chart paper as well.
  • Explain that today students will practice a strategy called Three Reads when solving word problems with addition and subtraction of decimals.
  • Read aloud the student-friendly content and language objectives and have students repeat them.

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fourth grade
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