Lesson Plan

Is It Tall or Short?

Students will love this engaging lesson plan that incorporates movement, stories, and building to learn all about comparing height! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Comparing Tall and Short lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Comparing Tall and Short lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to differentiate between short and tall.

Language

Students will be able to explain the differences between tall and short using visual and tactile supports.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together.
  • Introduce the lesson by telling the students you are going to play a "follow the leader" game. Explain that you will turn into something and the students should then copy your words and movements.
  • Ask the students to stand up. Then make a variety of height comparison statements while doing a corresponding pose (e.g., I am a tall tree, I am short tree, I am a tall building, I am a short building, etc.).
  • Explain that today you will be learning all about things that are short and tall!