Students will be able to find the area of rectangles and squares.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Tell students that today they are going to be interior decorators.
Explain to students that they will work with a partner to furnish a room.
Students will create polygons to furnish a room and be asked to calculate the area for each item.
Define the following terms in students' home languages (L1) and in English (L2): "interior decorator," "furnish," "polygon," and "calculate." Provide an image when applicable.
Have students talk to a partner regarding their understanding of the meaning of the term "interior decorator" to gather their background knowledge on the concept. Display the sentence stem to guide them as they converse: "An interior decorator's job is to..."