Lesson Plan

Footy Fun!

Looking for a fun way to learn about measurement? Inch on over to this engaging lesson. Students will love using their own feet to determine the lengths of different objects.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to understand length measurements in terms of inches and feet.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Begin the lesson with an introduction to measurement. Explain that measurement is a way to determine how long or wide something is.
  • List the names of some tools that are used for measurement, e.g. rulers or measuring tape.

Beginning

  • Show students real objects, such as rulers and tape measures, as examples of measurement tools.
  • Have students share names for measuring tools in their home language (L1).

Intermediate

  • Activate background knowledge by having students tell you about a time they have measured something in the past.
  • Tell students turn and talk to a partner to describe a time they have measured something, or been measured themselves (e.g., while cooking or during a doctor's visit).