What do dinosaurs and counting have to do with one another? Find out in this fun dino-themed counting lesson! Practice one-to-one correspondance and number recognition in this ELL lesson plan. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Fruity Fun with Numbers** lesson plan.
Students will be able to count and write numbers up to 10.
Students will be able to explain how to count objects to find the total number.
Gather students together for the start of the lesson.
Display the Vocabulary Card for dinosaur and ask students, "Do you know what a dinosaur is?" Have them give a thumbs up for yes or a thumbs down for no. Say, "A dinosaur is a prehistoric reptile. They were animals that lived long ago."
Ask students to turn and talk to share with a partner what they think a dinosaur might have done (e.g., hunt, play, sleep, etc.). Then say, "Today we are going to read a book about dinosaurs. These are silly dinosaurs who practice counting."