Lesson Plan

Long, Longer, Longest

Students will love working together to create a display that demonstrates understanding of relative length. Use alone or with the lesson **Order Up Measurement.**
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Order Up! lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Order Up! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to organize and display various items according to relative length.

Language

Students will be able to describe the relative length of different items using comparatives with sentence frame and partner support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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Introduction

  • Tell students that you like to eat carrots at lunch.
  • Hold two carrots side by side, or show students the equal length carrots from the Carrot Examples, checking that they are the same length. Have students turn and talk to a partner about what will happen after you take a bite of one of the carrots.
  • Show students the shorter Carrot Example, or take a bite of one of the actual carrots.
  • Show the students the carrots side by side a second time, and prompt students to compare the carrots now with the words shorter and longer.