This support lesson provides students the opportunity to use two different tools to measure the length of familiar objects while introducing content specific vocabulary words. Use alone or alongside the lesson How Big is the Playground?
Students will be able to use appropriate tools to measure the length of an object.
Students will be able to compare and contrast two methods for measuring the length of an object with more complex sentences using sentence frames and peer discussions for support.
Gather students together and discuss what it means to measure something. Encourage students to think about times when they have measured something or a family member has measured something and share their ideas with an elbow partner.
Reflect on why measuring is an important skill to have. Allow a few students to share out their ideas and jot them on the whiteboard.
Ask students to do a brief think-pair-share to brainstorm tools they have seen used to measure things. Write their ideas on the whiteboard.