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Making Measurements for Line Plots
Making Measurements for Line Plots
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Making Measurements for Line Plots
In this hands-on lesson, your students will get to sharpen their measuring skills as they measure lengths of items in your classroom to the nearest quarter inch. They'll get to then use their data to create line plots.
3rd grade
Math
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Measurement Tools
Measurement Tools
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Measurement Tools
Introduce students to measurement tools with this fun hands-on activity. Students will get plenty of practice comparing length and weight as well. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **How Big is It?**.
1st grade
Math
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Comparing Even and Odd Groups
Comparing Even and Odd Groups
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Comparing Even and Odd Groups
This lesson helps students identify even and odd numbers, which sets the foundation for learning about division, prime numbers, and even square roots. Use this hands on lesson alongside Odd One Out!
2nd grade
Math
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Footy Fun!
Footy Fun!
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Footy Fun!
Looking for a fun way to learn about measurement? Inch on over to this engaging lesson. Students will love using their own feet to determine the lengths of different objects.
1st grade
Math
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Is It Tall or Short?
Is It Tall or Short?
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Is It Tall or Short?
Students will love this engaging lesson plan that incorporates movement, stories, and building to learn all about comparing height! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Comparing Tall and Short lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Block Tower Comparison
Block Tower Comparison
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Block Tower Comparison
In this fun hands-on lesson, students will get become architects as they compare their buildings and practice comparing numbers 0-10.
Preschool
Math
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters Across Fiction Texts
Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters Across Fiction Texts
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters Across Fiction Texts
In this lesson, you will share with your students two books that emphasize the beauty and power of music. They will also meet two unique characters that they will compare and contrast by referencing specific examples from the texts.
5th grade
Math
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Important Women in History
Important Women in History
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Important Women in History
Celebrate women by learning about their achievements in history and comparing and contrasting their unique qualities. Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing and contrasting with informational texts.
3rd grade
Math
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Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
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Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
Encourage your students to develop their own approach to measuring length with nonstandard units of length. Use this engaging lesson as a stand-alone lesson or alongside Measuring Feet...in Feet!
2nd grade
Math
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Measuring Feet…in Feet!
Measuring Feet…in Feet!
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Measuring Feet…in Feet!
How big is a foot? Students find out to explore how to measure in feet by comparing their own feet to rulers. Then they set off to measure the length and width of the classroom!
2nd grade
Math
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Take it to the Bank!
Take it to the Bank!
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Take it to the Bank!
Cha-ching! Your students will take their new skills to the bank when you teach them to compare decimals using coins. This lesson plan focuses on comparing decimal numbers to the hundredths place.
4th grade
Math
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Internal & External Character Traits
Internal & External Character Traits
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Internal & External Character Traits
In this support lesson, your students will compare and contrast character traits using a graphic organizer. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Comparing Two Characters.
5th grade
Math
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Red and Green Apples
Red and Green Apples
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Red and Green Apples
Students will learn about apples and nonfiction writing in this lesson. When they are done comparing and contrasting, there might even be a tasty snack in their future!
Kindergarten
Math
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Cookie Comparisons
Cookie Comparisons
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Cookie Comparisons
Captivate students with a sweet lesson on comparing stories. This cookie-themed lesson will keep students interested and leave them hungry for more reading.
2nd grade
Math
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More, Less, or the Same?
More, Less, or the Same?
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More, Less, or the Same?
Help students learn the academic vocabulary and symbols used to record the results of comparing two three-digit numbers. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity or prior to Greater Than, Less Than: Comparing Three-Digit Numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Making Bigger & Smaller Numbers
Making Bigger & Smaller Numbers
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Making Bigger & Smaller Numbers
Engage students in comparing three-digit numbers by playing a fun game. Through this lesson, students will gain hands-on experience with using their knowledge of place value to compare numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
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Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
This colorful lesson combines reading comprehension with cultural awareness. Students will certainly have a blast comparing and contrasting Cinderella stories from two different countries.
2nd grade
Math
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Hungry Gator Counting
Hungry Gator Counting
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Hungry Gator Counting
Students will love learning how to compare numbers with Ali the alligator in this fun lesson all about number comparison! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Comparing Numbers: Marshmallow Math*
Kindergarten
Math
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The Big Bad…What?
The Big Bad…What?
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The Big Bad…What?
In this fun lesson, kindergarten students will learn about comparing and contrasting using a hilarious new take on the tale of the three little pigs.
Kindergarten
Math
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Exploring Metric Units of Length
Exploring Metric Units of Length
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Exploring Metric Units of Length
Help your students learn the standard measures of length and foster critical thinking with this engaging lesson. Use alongside The Smaller They Come or as a stand-alone activity.
2nd grade
Math
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Similarities and Differences
Similarities and Differences
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Similarities and Differences
Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing and contrasting the key details in two texts on the same topic. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *What's Similar? What's Different?* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
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They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Math
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Fraction Wars
Fraction Wars
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Fraction Wars
Help kids master fractions with the fun, fast-paced, math comparison game Fraction Wars. After a review, students are split into pairs to practice quickly comparing fractions with different numerators and denominators.
4th grade
Math
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Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast
Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast
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Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast
Teach your students to compare and contrast to boost their comprehension! Use this lesson to teach your students to compare and contrast information from two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Math
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Which Number is the Greatest?
Which Number is the Greatest?
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Which Number is the Greatest?
Use this lesson to support students in understanding the symbols used to record numbers. This lesson can be used alongside Comparing Three-Digit Numbers or as a standalone, scaffolded EL support lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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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.