One Fish, Two Fish
Students will be able to add within 20.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Students below level can play Terrific Tens Go Fish with your guidance.
- Students above level can play Terrific Tens Go Fish in small groups.
- 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.
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.