Lesson Plan

Money Values

Use this scaffolded EL lesson to teach students about money and the bills we use to pay for things. Use alongside Base Ten Money: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones or alone as an independent lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Base-Ten Money: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Base-Ten Money: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to recognize different bills and identify their values.

Language

Students will be able to explain their thinking with content-specific vocabulary using sentence frames and visuals for support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Project the images of the different types of bills on the whiteboard (dollar bill, five dollar bill, ten dollar bill, twenty dollar bill, and hundred dollar bill).
  • Ask students to turn and talk to a partner, explaining what the items are used for.
  • Allow a few students to share out. Record their ideas on the whiteboard.
  • Explain to the students that the items are money and they are all types of bills. Bills, unlike coins, are made from paper. We use these different types of bills to pay for the things we need and want, as well as to pay people for their work.
  • Call student volunteers up to the front of the classroom and ask the following questions:
    • Can you point to the bill that is worth the most?
    • Can you point to the bill that is worth the least?
    • Can you point to the bill that you've used before to purchase something?
  • Give students the pointer to use to encourage participation.
  • Explain to the students that today they will learn about the different types of bills and their values.