Students will be able to calculate the area of real-life rectangles, such as the area of the classroom.
Students will be able to write story situations that relate to area using peer supports.
Draw a rectangle on the board and shade it in. Ask students to discuss with a partner what we need to do if we want to find out how much space the shaded area takes. Invite a few to share their conversation with the whole class.
Guide students to the understanding that in order to calculate the area of the rectangle, we need to multiply the length by the width.
Read aloud the content and language objectives for the lesson and have students restate them to a partner.