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Students will be able to add within 20.
- Tell the class that today, you're going to read One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.
- Encourage students to read along if they can.
- Preview the story before this lesson to familiarize students with new vocabulary words.
- Review numbers 1-20 in English.
- Review addition and number names and numerals prior to the start of the lesson.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Read the story to the class.
- Encourage the students take turn reading parts of the story to practice reading skills.
- Highlight the themes of addition within the story by modeling adding 1 fish and 2 fish together.
- Write a number sentence and model how to solve it using addends from the story.
- Echo read parts of the story to practice using new vocabulary words.
- Model how to solve an addition equation using manipulatives.
- Chorally read parts of the story with the students to practice reading skills in a low stress environment.
- Have students turn and talk to share ideas of how to solve the addition problem.
Guided Practice(5 minutes)
- Ask the students what kinds of fish they know or have seen and to describe them.
- Write up an addition equation on the board and solve it with student input.
- Invite students to turn and talk to share ideas with a partner in their home language (L1).
- Provide sentence starters to support students language development. For example, "I have seen ____ kind of fish."
Independent working time(20 minutes)
- Ask the students to draw their own fish based on the ones in the book. The wackier and crazier the fish, the better!
- Have students write up an addition number sentence to go with their fish drawings.
- Ask students to share their fish creations with the class.
- Let the students play Terrific Tens Go Fish once they're done.
- Work with a small group of students to decide on a number of fish to draw and to create a number sentence to go with their drawing.
- Allow students to solve the problem by counting in their home language (L1).
- Pair students together to come up with the addends to use in their number sentence and to check that their fish drawings match the addends.
- Students above level can play Terrific Tens Go Fish in small groups.
- Students below level can play Terrific Tens Go Fish with your guidance.
- Write up math problems on the board for students to solve either alone or with a partner to assess their understanding of addition.
- Collect work samples to assess student ability to accurately draw and solve an addition equation.
- Assess student understanding of addition by having them play Fish Bowl Addition.
- As students work, ask guiding questions to further assess their understanding. For example, "How many fish are there? How do you know? Can you point to the number ____?"
- Observe students as they solve addition problems. Ask them to share strategies and explain their thinking to assess their overall understanding.
Review and closing(3 minutes)
- Talk about One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Ask the students for their opinions on the book.
- Reflect on the math games played in the lesson (Terrific Tens Go Fish and Fish Bowl Addition). Ask the students what they liked or didn't like about the games.
- Share out 1-2 work samples and have the class solve the addition equation.
- Pair students together who speak the same home language (L1).
- Allow students to give a thumbs up or thumbs down when determining if the problem was solved correctly.
- Provide sentence frames for students to use during their reflection, such as "I liked ____ the best."