Lesson Plan

Shapes in the World

Your ELs will love learning all about shapes in this fun hands-on lesson plan. Students will practice identifying shapes using everday objects. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the Super Shapes lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Super Shapes lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Super Shapes lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to create and name shapes.

Language

Students will be able to identify 2D shapes using sentence stems and visual supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Tracing Basic ShapesDrawing with ShapesVocabulary Cards: EL Support Lesson: Shapes in the WorldGlossary: EL Support Lesson: Shapes in the WorldTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Display the everyday items to the class and ask them to share what they see using the sentence starter: "I see________."
  • Explain that while these might be everyday objects they are also shapes!