Students will be able to create a line plot that includes fractions of a unit to help them solve problems.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Introduce the lesson with a fraction match game. Distribute one card per student and have each student illustrate what their fraction represents on the rectangle provided.
Have the students mingle around the room and find a partner or group with an equivalent fraction. (If there will be duplicate cards, tell the students that only one type of fraction can be in each group.)
Once students have returned to their seats, tell the students that they will be learning how to use fractional parts on a line plot to solve problems. Different fractions will be combined to find the answers to the problems.
Allow students to use their home language (L1) or new language (L2) in their discussions.
Define terms such as "fractional parts," "line plot," "combine," "word problems," etc., and provide a visual of the meanings.
Write the academic language students can use throughout the lesson on the board as you introduce the language.
Ask them to restate the meanings of the new vocabulary terms or use them in a sentence.