What first grader wouldn't want ten dollars? This lesson uses one and ten dollar bills to teach students place value concepts as they develop fluency adding multiples of 10. Use alone or with the lesson plan **Ten Time.**
Support your students' comprehension of perimeter word problems by teaching them to use an engaging strategy and graphic organizer. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Polygon Perimeters with Tantalizing Tangrams!*
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to use conjunctions when contrasting information from two different characters’ perspectives. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Whose Point Is It Anyway? lesson.
Students will learn about three nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams. They will analyze and interpret the information represented in these visual forms and discover how they aid in the comprehension of nonfiction texts.
In this lesson plan, students will discuss characteristics of a hero and how to get information from texts to understand why a person is considered a hero. Partner discussions will help students have a deeper understanding.
Every student is unique. This lesson emphasizes that uniqueness by having young learners use similes to share some of the traits that make them special. It features Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood and a fantastic storyboard exercise.
Reading reflection topics like theme, problems, and solutions can be challenging concepts for young readers. Help your students make sense of these literary elements using dynamic organizers that draw comparisons between fiction texts.
Let’s put it all together! In this lesson, students will explore the different parts of a drama or play. By the end of the lesson they will be able to define terminology related to plays and give examples of the unique genre features!
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Cesar Chavez is a perfect example of a champion for social justice. Students will refine inference skills by using background knowledge and evidence from the text, while also discovering an important American civil rights activist.
Facilitate an exploration and comparison of multiplication strategies for your students to see the variety of ways to solve the same problem. Use this lesson on its own or teach it prior to the lesson Multiplication: Musical Chairs.
Allow your students to explore the pros and cons of different strategies used to find the area of rectangles. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the Multiplication and Area in the Community Garden lesson.
Emphasize student understanding and reasoning! This lesson plan helps learners solve story problems using sense-making strategies. This can be used alongside the lesson Solving Word Problems or as a stand-alone lesson.
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.