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Shapes and Shadows

Students will get hands-on experience manipulating shapes in this preschool-friendly activity. With the help of shape blocks and worksheets, little learners will get the hang of squares, triangles and rectangles in no time.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the shapes square, rectangle, and triangle.

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)
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  • Gather your students at the group area where you have set up the projector.
  • Start with a simple object that the children can easily identify and make a shadow with it. Have your students identify it.
  • Show your students the object. Identify it verbally and visually and then place it on the projector again.

Beginning

  • Preview the lesson by introducing any new or potentially challenging vocabulary (e.g., "shadow") in students' home language (L1).

Intermediate

  • Review shapes and shape names with the students.
  • Create a visual display of different shapes and shape names for reference.

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