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Double-9 Domino Dash
Double-9 Domino Dash
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Double-9 Domino Dash
Break out the dominoes! Students will practice adding and comparing numbers with this fun game. Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards** lesson.
1st grade
Math
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St. Valentine’s Conflicting Compare and Contrast
St. Valentine’s Conflicting Compare and Contrast
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St. Valentine’s Conflicting Compare and Contrast
Who was the mastermind behind the lovely, sweets-laden Valentine’s Day? In this Valentine Lesson Plan, students will compare and contrast two interpretations of St. Valentine’s legendary defiance and retell the legend they believe is true.
1st grade
Math
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Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
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Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Did you know that comparative tasks improve comprehension and help students develop higher order thinking skills? In this lesson, students will compare nonfiction texts on the same topic using Venn diagrams and performance!
4th grade
Math
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Whose is Longer?: Decimals in Expanded Form
Whose is Longer?: Decimals in Expanded Form
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Whose is Longer?: Decimals in Expanded Form
Teach your students how to write decimals in expanded decimal form with this fun game. Students will be writing and comparing decimals while not even realizing they are learning one of the most complicated 5th grade math standards.
5th grade
Math
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Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
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Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
In this lesson, ask students to compare and contrast two important African-American historical figures. Students will write an informational paragraph on the similarities and differences between W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver.
4th grade
Math
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Let’s Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers
Let’s Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers
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Let’s Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers
Dive into understanding place value by using place value disks to represent and compare numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Long, Longer, Longest
Long, Longer, Longest
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Long, Longer, Longest
Students will love working together to create a display that demonstrates understanding of relative length. Use alone or with the lesson **Order Up Measurement.**
1st grade
Math
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Compare Common Denominators Methods
Compare Common Denominators Methods
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Compare Common Denominators Methods
Challenge your students to compare two methods for finding the least common multiple between two fractions. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.
5th grade
Math
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Compare and Contrast Experiences: Reading and Listening to Poetry
Compare and Contrast Experiences: Reading and Listening to Poetry
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Compare and Contrast Experiences: Reading and Listening to Poetry
In this lesson, students read and then listen to the audio version of a classic poem, Auld Lang Syne. They'll use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast their experience of reading the poem to listening to musical version of the poem.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Story Elements to Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts
Using Story Elements to Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts
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Using Story Elements to Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts
All fictional stories have story elements but they sure can differ between stories. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the story elements of two fictional stories and document their findings in a graphic organizer.
4th grade
Math
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Compare with Adjectives
Compare with Adjectives
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Compare with Adjectives
Which traits do your students share with their favorite characters? Find out as you introduce new adjectives! This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan All About Me: Character Traits.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
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Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
In this lesson, your students will calculate and illustrate area for rectangles using area models, where one side length includes a fraction.
5th grade
Math
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Scary Story Elements
Scary Story Elements
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Scary Story Elements
In this lesson, students will use conjunctions to compare and contrast scary stories. It can be taught independently or used as a pre-lesson to Using Story Elements to Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts.
4th grade
Math
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Help your students visually represent equivalent fractions! Use this lesson on its own or or as support to the Show Me Equivalent Fractions! lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Prove It!
Prove It!
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Prove It!
Let’s compare! Help kids learn about comparative and superlative adjectives through this hands-on lesson. Students will use real-world items and drawings to compare objects using a variety of adjectives.
2nd grade
Math
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Understanding Line Plots
Understanding Line Plots
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Understanding Line Plots
This lesson provides students with the opportunity to critically think about data. Use this lesson alongside Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items or as a stand alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Making Models with Different Denominators
Making Models with Different Denominators
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Making Models with Different Denominators
Increase your students' knowledge of fractions with this lesson that has them compare fractions with different denominators.
3rd grade
Math
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Finding Similarities and Differences
Finding Similarities and Differences
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Finding Similarities and Differences
Good readers analyze texts by looking at similarities and differences. Use this lesson to teach your students to compare and contrast the story elements of two fiction texts.
3rd grade
Math
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Let's Make a Forest
Let's Make a Forest
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Let's Make a Forest
Get ready to see green! In this lesson, students get hands-on experience creating trees and then measuring to compare the trees.
2nd grade
Math
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Let's Choose Less
Let's Choose Less
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Let's Choose Less
More or less? In this hands-on lesson, your students hone important fine motor skills and learn how to compare quantities.
Preschool
Math
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Have you ever read a story and immediately began to compare the characters to those of your favorite story? In this lesson, students will learn to read context clues and descriptions in order to understand characters and compare them.
4th grade
Math
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Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources
Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources
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Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources
In this lesson, your students will identify and compare the features found in primary and secondary sources.
5th grade
Math
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What's My Area?
What's My Area?
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What's My Area?
Young mathematicians will enjoy demonstrating their skills with this lesson on finding area. It addresses the concepts of length, width, and square units.
3rd grade
Math
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Heavier or Lighter?
Heavier or Lighter?
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Heavier or Lighter?
Fill ‘em up! This lesson teaches students to compare how much different containers can hold. Get ready for some overflowing fun!
Kindergarten
Math
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He Said/She Said, I Said/You Said
He Said/She Said, I Said/You Said
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He Said/She Said, I Said/You Said
In this engaging lesson, students compare and contrast a firsthand account and a secondhand account of the same historical event: the sinking of the Titanic.
4th 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.