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Students will be able to identify 2D shapes and use accurate terms to describe them.
- 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.
- Preview the lesson content by reading aloud a shape book such as Shapes, Shapes, Shapes By Tana Hoban
- 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.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(5 minutes)
- While you draw shapes on the board or chart paper, have your students draw shapes in the air.
- If you find it helpful, have students place a shape on the board inside of the shape you drew.
- Label each shape with the word. For example, write "circle" underneath the drawing of the circle.
- Model drawing shapes in the air.
- Pass out model shapes for students to touch and trace with their fingers.
- Have students repeat each shape name aloud.
- Ask students to share what each shape looks like.
Guided Practice(5 minutes)
- Point out the shapes that are taped on the floor.
- Have one student stand inside each shape, and ask those students to name those shapes.
- Explain to your students that they will be playing a game and recording the results on the Shapes Graph.
- Demonstrate throwing a bean bag on a shape on the floor. Show students how to make a tally mark on the graph.
- Provide shape cards for students to use when identifying shapes on the floor.
- Pair students together to name each shape.
- Display visuals of each shape for students to reference when they are identifying each floor shape.
Independent working time(5 minutes)
- Divide your students into groups, and give each group a bean bag. Give each student a Shapes Graph.
- Instruct the groups to take turns throwing a bean bag, identifying the shape it landed on. Ask your students to record it on the graph.
- Continue this until every student has gone.
- Preview how to use a graph by modeling in a small group.
- Explain the instructions in student home language (L1) if possible.
- Provide each group with shape cards to reference.
- Check for understanding by asking students to repeat the directions back to you.
- For advanced students, have them count the tally marks and compare the results.
- For students who may require support, arrange for them to be in a group that has a student with stronger shape identification skills. Give your students the Tracing Basic Shapes worksheet to complete.
- Review the graph with students.
- Have students identify the shapes when comparing results on graph.
- Listen to students at work to assess if they are able to identify each shape and correctly mark it on their graph.
- Check for any misconceptions or areas of confusion as students are working. Refer back to these areas in a follow-up lesson or with the whole class during the closing portion.
Review and closing(10 minutes)
- Have your students make a collage with the precut shapes.
- Ask students to describe their work. Encourage students to use "shape words" when discussing their work.
- Explain what a collage is and model how to create one.
- Share step-by-step instructions in student home language (L1) as possible.
- Provide a word bank of shape words for students to use when describing their collage.
- Provide students with sentence starters and sentence frames to utilize when discussing their collage with a peer.