Many, Many Millions
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Expanded Form to Millions pre-lesson.
- Students will be able to write a seven-digit number in standard form, word form, and expanded form.
- 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.
- 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.).
- 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.