Lesson Plan

Telling Time Using Skip Counting

Teach your students to read time to the nearest five minutes by counting by fives! Use this lesson as a stand-alone support lesson for ELs or alongside Tricky Time Telling.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Tricky Time Telling lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Tricky Time Telling lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to tell and show time using analog clocks.

Language

Students will be able to explain five minute intervals with specific academic vocabulary using sentence frames and peer discussions for support.

Introduction

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  • Gather students together and make sure the class schedule is visible to all students.
  • Write the word time on the whiteboard. Say, "I want you to think about time. Turn and talk to a partner, sharing what you know about time."
  • Allow students a few minutes to share their ideas with a partner. Provide sentence stems, such as:
    • Time helps me ________.
    • I use time to ________.
  • Ask a few students to share their ideas aloud and jot them on the whiteboard.
  • Explain to students that today they will be learning about how to use analog clocks to read time to the nearest five minutes.