Lesson Plan

Let's Add!

Students will get plenty of practice adding within 5 as they solve word problems with real-life contexts! Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching **Ice Cream Addition to Five**.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Ice Cream Addition to Five lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to solve basic addition problems to 5.

Language

Students will be able to explain and model steps to calculate sums within 5 using objects and pictures.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Tell students the story problem, "I love to check out books from the library! On Monday I checked out two books. On Tuesday I checked out one more book. How many books did I check out in all?"
  • Show students a bin of books, and select a student to come up and show how many books you checked out on Monday. Count the books and restate, "Yes, I checked out two books on Monday."
  • Select a student to show how many books you checked out on Tuesday, and add one book to the stack.
  • Ask students to show you on their fingers how many books you checked out in all (three).