Lesson Plan

Shape Up: Identifying Shapes

Shape up! Your students will develop spatial and coordination skills while using accurate terms to name and describe two-dimensional shapes.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify 2D shapes and use accurate terms to describe them.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Tell your students that they are going to learn to identify and name two-dimensional, or flat, shapes.
  • Show your students examples of shapes, and have them name the shape.
  • Take a "shape walk" around the classroom, and have students identify shapes when they see them.

Beginning

  • Preview the lesson content by reading aloud a shape book such as Shapes, Shapes, Shapes By Tana Hoban

Intermediate

  • Review shape names using visuals and provide students with a word bank to use when describing each shape (corner, side, etc.).
  • Provide students with a visual aid (images of each shape on paper) to use when identifying shapes in the classroom.