Students will be able to estimate the length of classroom items with grade-level academic vocabulary using sentence frames for support.
Gather the students together in a comfortable space.
Explain to the students that you want to purchase a new rug for the classroom reading area. Say, "I'd love to purchase a new rug for our class, but I'm not sure where to start. I don't want to get a rug that is too big or too small. Can you help me solve my problem?"
Instruct students to think-pair-share solutions to your problem. Provide students with sentence frames to support them as they share their ideas with partners. For example:
I think you should ________ because ________.
First you should ________ because ________.
Clarify that people usually measure things to figure out the length of something.