Lesson Plan

General Shapes

Tangrams Building
Angela P.
Classroom teacher
Hancock Place Elementary School (Lemay, MO)
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to identify general shapes with 80% accuracy.

Grades 1
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1 Hook

Activity: Investigating

Students will use tangrams to build a picture for understanding of shape recognition.

2 Direct Instruction

Students will explore through a video from Brain Pop Jr on shapes.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Creating — Making monsters using shapes

Students will create monsters using shapes.

4 Independent Practice

IXL - Math and English
Free to try, Paid

Students will complet and master IXL math on recognizing shapes and receive the medal with 90% accuracy.

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Assessing — Sort and Explain Why

Students will sort their individual shape monsters and then explain why they belong; meaning recongize the shapes used and collectively understand the shapes.