Lesson Plan

How Many Fish in the Ocean?

Use this ocean-inspired lesson plan to practice using one-to-one correspondence with your students. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or support lesson for the **Matching Numbers** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Matching Numbers lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Matching Numbers lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to count objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Language

Students will be able to count to 10 using tactile supports.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
1–10 Number CardsCount and Color: Five FishTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVocabulary Cards: How Many Fish in the Ocean?Glossary: How Many Fish in the Ocean?
  • Gather the class together for a read-aloud.
  • Display the ocean vocabulary card and define ocean as a large body of water that is home to many different animals.
  • Ask, "Has anyone ever been to the ocean or seen a picture of the ocean before? What kinds of animals did you see?"
  • Instruct students to turn and talk to share their experience at the ocean or ocean animals.
  • Display the book, One Lonely Fish and say, "Today we are going to read a book about fish who live in the ocean and we are going to count them! We count to find out how many of something there is."