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Comparing Whales
Comparing Whales
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Comparing Whales
Help your kindergarten students learn about comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts in this fun under-the-sea-themed lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
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Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
Get your students excited and test their knowledge of comparing decimals with this fun decimal "war" game!
5th grade
Math
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Comparing Tall and Short
Comparing Tall and Short
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Comparing Tall and Short
From skyscrapers to ants, comparing sizes with your class can be endlessly fun! This lesson will help your students compare short and tall sizes.
Preschool
Math
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Comparing Numbers: Marshmallow Math
Comparing Numbers: Marshmallow Math
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Comparing Numbers: Marshmallow Math
Comparing numbers is sweet with this yummy lesson. Students use cereal as a hands on manipulative to compare numbers 0–10. A sweet treat remains for a job well done!
Kindergarten
Math
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Who Has More?: Comparing Decimals
Who Has More?: Comparing Decimals
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Who Has More?: Comparing Decimals
Get your little mathematicians excited with this fun lesson about comparing decimals. It features helpful review activities and a game that's sure to keep students engaged.
5th grade
Math
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Comparing Numbers: I Declare War!
Comparing Numbers: I Declare War!
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Comparing Numbers: I Declare War!
Students will play the card game War to learn about place value and comparing numbers using the terms "less than", "greater than", and "equal to".
1st grade
Math
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More, Less, or Equal: Comparing Quantities
More, Less, or Equal: Comparing Quantities
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More, Less, or Equal: Comparing Quantities
In this lesson, your students will get hands-on practice comparing quantities! Students will compare using buttons, blocks, and their classmates.
Kindergarten
Math
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Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
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Mistakes in Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers
In math, mistakes are welcome! This lesson helps your students identify and fix errors made while comparing three- to four-digit numbers. Teach the lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Let's Compare Whole Numbers!
4th grade
Math
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Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
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Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Not all nonfiction texts on the same topic are created equal! Using this lesson plan, your class will become familiar with nonfiction features by comparing and contrasting texts on a shared topic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Measuring Popsicles!
Measuring Popsicles!
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Measuring Popsicles!
Teach your students the early concepts of measuring with a ruler and comparing lengths with this hands-on lesson. Students use popsicle sticks to measure magazine cutouts using comparative adjectives such as big, bigger, and biggest.
1st grade
Math
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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
In this lesson, students will explore fractions with the same denominators and work as mathematicians to figure out patterns. Your students will gain a lot of practice in comparing fractions!
3rd grade
Math
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Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
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Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
Help your second graders hone their comparing and contrasting skills with this reading lesson using The Rough Face Girl by Rafe Martin. This version on the Cinderella story is a Common Core recommended text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Containers
Comparing Containers
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Comparing Containers
In this highly engaging lesson plan, your students will have a chance to compare volume using water play. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Which Holds More?** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Comparing Cake Slices
Comparing Cake Slices
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Comparing Cake Slices
Sweet fractions! Teach your students to compare fractions with this sweet lesson using slices of cake.
3rd grade
Math
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Comparing Solids
Comparing Solids
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Comparing Solids
In this lesson, your students will play "I Spy" to identify 3-D shapes. They will use language to describe the shapes and be able to compare them easily.
2nd grade
Math
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Comparing Values
Comparing Values
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Comparing Values
Help students use two strategies that will help them figure out which three-digit number is greater than, less than, or equal to another three-digit number. Use on its own or with Let's Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Comparing Character Traits
Comparing Character Traits
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Comparing Character Traits
Use this lesson to help your ELs compare and contrast characters' thoughts and actions using a Venn Diagram. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Spring Things
Comparing Spring Things
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Comparing Spring Things
Bigger, taller, shorter, or longer? In this spring lesson plan, students will compare two objects and create their own spring-themed comparison worksheet. They will draw pairs of pictures and come up with their own comparison questions.
Kindergarten
Math
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Strategies for Comparing Fractions
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Help your students see the variety of strategies they can use to compare fractions! Students will compare their strategies with that of their classmates. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fraction Wars.
4th grade
Math
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Comparing the World
Comparing the World
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Comparing the World
This lesson challenges kindergartners to find objects in their lives to measure and compare. Get ready to hear measurement concepts come to life!
Kindergarten
Math
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Comparing with Transition Words
Comparing with Transition Words
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Comparing with Transition Words
Help ELs learn how to compare and contrast multiple nonfiction resources, using transition words to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Two Characters
Comparing Two Characters
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Comparing Two Characters
Your students have probably heard of both Mickey Mouse and Ironman, but have they ever compared and contrasted them? This lesson engages students in a fun double bubble map activity while helping them learn about internal character traits.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Comparing Tape Diagrams
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Compare two different ways to use tape diagrams! This lesson discusses fractions and multiplication within tape diagrams. Use this lesson as support for the lesson Illustrating Fractions and Whole Number Products with Tape Models.
5th grade
Math
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Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
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Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
In this lesson, your students will measure the lengths of items and then make a line plot to show the measurement data. They will get hands-on by measuring and surveying the class.
2nd grade
Math
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Comparing Literature Themes
Comparing Literature Themes
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Comparing Literature Themes
Your ELs will compare and contrast two similar stories while strengthening their grammar skills related to noun and pronoun agreement in this lesson. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Venn Diagram Collage.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Lesson Plans

These lesson plans provide an array of challenges to help students start comparing lengths using measurement tools. The lessons offer engaging applications for these key math concepts. For example, they use non-traditional tasks, such as trimming trees, to show young learners how comparing length using measurement tools applies to the real world.