Lesson Plan

Many, Many Millions

Teach your students to read, write, and understand place value in numbers up to the millions place.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to write a seven-digit number in standard form, word form, and expanded form.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Read a book aloud that introduces the concept of a million, like one of these:
  • How Big Is a Million? by Anna Milbourne
  • How Much Is a Million? by David Schwartz
  • A Million Dots by Andrew Clements
  • Tell students that today we are going to talk about place value and numbers in the millions.

Beginning

  • Allow students to use their home language (L1) or new language (L2) in their peer discussions about the book you read aloud.
  • Write down key terms from the book in a picture walk after the reading (e.g., "millions," "thousands," "place value," "hundreds," "hundred thousands," etc.).

Intermediate

  • Ask students to turn and summarize to their partner what the book was about.
  • Write the academic language they can use throughout the lesson on the board as you introduce the language.
  • Ask them to define "millions" and "place value," or tag a partner for help so they can define it together.