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The Language of Estimation
The Language of Estimation
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The Language of Estimation
Use this support lesson to provide students with the opportunity to explore what it means to estimate. This hands on activity can be used alone or alongside the lesson Estimating Length.
2nd grade
Math
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All About Area
All About Area
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All About Area
Use this vocabulary-focused lesson to teach your students about area. It can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Finding the Area of a Rectangle*.
3rd grade
Math
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Nature Counting
Nature Counting
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Nature Counting
Use this fun lesson plan to introduce or review the concept of addition to your ELs. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Nature and Couting It All Adds Up** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Discussing Fraction Representations
Discussing Fraction Representations
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Discussing Fraction Representations
Support your students as they utilize key academy language to speak about visual and numerical representations of fractions. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Fractions in Action*.
3rd grade
Math
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Reflect on the Context First!
Reflect on the Context First!
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Reflect on the Context First!
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.
2nd grade
Math
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Dancing Directions
Dancing Directions
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Dancing Directions
In this fun lesson plan, your students will love learning all about describing location using games, stories, and dancing! This can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **Where is It?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Area Strategies
Area Strategies
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Area Strategies
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.
3rd grade
Math
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Dinosaur Counting
Dinosaur Counting
Lesson Plan
Dinosaur Counting
What do dinosaurs and counting have to do with one another? Find out in this fun dino-themed counting lesson! Practice one-to-one correspondance and number recognition in this ELL lesson plan. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Fruity Fun with Numbers** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Counting Fishermen
Counting Fishermen
Lesson Plan
Counting Fishermen
In this fun lesson about early addition, your students will love listening to a hilarious read aloud while learning how to add within 5. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the How Many Presents Addition lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
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How Did You Solve the Puzzle?
Grid puzzles are a terrific way to practice thinking about math! In this lesson, students are asked to solve addition grid puzzles and compare processes. Use it on its own or as support for the lesson Solving KenKen Puzzles.
4th grade
Math
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Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
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Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
Prepare your ELs for word problems involving income and money in this vocabulary-based lesson. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Multi-Step Word Problems.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing Questions for Multi-Step Word Problems
Writing Questions for Multi-Step Word Problems
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Writing Questions for Multi-Step Word Problems
Get your students thinking like mathematicians with this lesson that has them crafting questions for multi-step word problems. It may be taught independently or as support for the lesson Multi-Step Word Problems? No Problem!
4th grade
Math
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Fill Three Towers
Fill Three Towers
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Fill Three Towers
Use this beginning of the year activity to practice counting! Students solidify an understanding of one-to-one correspondence as they compete to fill three towers. Use this EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **Counting Collections.**
1st grade
Math
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Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Discussing Subtraction Strategies
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Discussing Subtraction Strategies
Get your students comfortable with discussing multiple strategies to solve subtraction problems with this lesson on two- and three-digit subtraction. It may be taught independently or as support for the lesson Subtraction with Regrouping.
4th grade
Math
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Strategies to Identify What's Missing
Strategies to Identify What's Missing
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Strategies to Identify What's Missing
Let your students explore different strategies to figure out the missing number in an equation. Use this lesson on its own or as a support lesson for *Missing Numbers: Math Review*.
3rd grade
Math
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Think About What Went Wrong!
Think About What Went Wrong!
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Think About What Went Wrong!
Use this lesson to help students build their speaking and listening skills as they learn how to critique a flawed response using discussion cards. Use this as a stand-alone support lesson or alongside the activity Break it Down!
2nd grade
Math
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Magic 2D Shapes
Magic 2D Shapes
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Magic 2D Shapes
In this mini-lesson, your ELs will learn all about 2D shapes using hands on practice! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Shape It Up lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Traffic Counting
Traffic Counting
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Traffic Counting
In this fun traffic focused lesson plan, students will practice writing numbers 0-20. This can be used alone or as a support lesson for the **My Counting Book** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
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Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
Students will practice mental math and harness their discussion skills through addition problems of like mixed numbers. This lesson may be used on its own or as support for the lesson Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy.
4th grade
Math
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How Many Noses?
How Many Noses?
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How Many Noses?
In this silly math session, your students will love figuring out how many noses, hands, and feet there are in the classroom! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **How Many Letters?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Doubling Multiples for Division
Doubling Multiples for Division
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Doubling Multiples for Division
Challenge students to use their understanding of standard algorithm division to list multiples while solving division problems. Focus on their language use and opinions in this pre-lesson to the Partial Quotients Method lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Deciphering Division Word Problems
Deciphering Division Word Problems
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Deciphering Division Word Problems
Word problems present an additional challenge for English learners. This division lesson gives them a concrete strategy to decipher word problems. Teach it on its own or prior to teaching Division Word Problems.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Counting on the Farm
Counting on the Farm
Lesson Plan
Counting on the Farm
Students will love heading to the farmyard as they learn all about early addition in this fun lesson plan! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Adding Cards lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Which One is Bigger?
Which One is Bigger?
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Which One is Bigger?
WIth this lesson, students will have fun building masterpieces unifex cubes. Then, they will identify which item is bigger or smaller. his lesson plan can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Comparing Bigger and Smaller** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Explain Fraction Conversions
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Encourage students to explain their processes when converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction, and back again. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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