Lesson Plan

Knowing the Difference Between A.M. and P.M.

Students will be able to demonstrate that they understand the difference between a.m. and p.m.
Robert G.
Special education instructor
Holly Hills Elementary School, Denver, CO
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, English Language Learning
Objectives

Students will be able to demonstrate that they understand the difference between a.m. and p.m. 

Students will write in complete sentences about what they are doing during specific times within the day.  

Subjects
English Language Arts
Math
Grades 1 - 2
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter

Activity: Presenting

Review the concept of time and how the day is broken into 24 hours providing distinctions between a.m. and p.m.  

Ask students what they know to be the difference between a.m. and p.m. and what each means.  

2 Direct Instruction

Storyboard That
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Explain to students they will be working with Storyboard That and they will be using the template created to describe their typical school day from morning until night.  

Show and model for students, using the template created on Storyboard That what your typical school day looks like.  Ask students guiding questions about certain times of the day and why is called a.m. or p.m.

Student Instructions

Students are participating by engaging in the discussion around the passage of time and the difference between a.m. and p.m.  

3 Guided/Independent Practice

Storyboard That
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Have students log into Storyboard That and download the created timeline template.  

As students begin to work on their individual timelines they are encouraged to ask each other questions about each others' school day typically their before and after school routines.  Students are also encouraged to help and support each other with using the various features of the Storyboard application to create their timelines.  

Student Instructions

Students download created timeline template and begin working on their school day timeline.  Since various times throughout the day are already provided in this timeline template, students are instructed to fill what they do at that particular time with a picture, using the Storyboard That features, and then explain, in a complete sentence, what they are doing during that time of day.

4 Wrap Up

Activity: Other — Use of Double Bubble Thinking Map

Teacher has students share their work to the whole class while encouraging the observing/listening students to think about how their own day is similar and/or different.  Teacher could have students choose another student they may want to compare and/or contrast their day with using a Thinking Map.  

Student Instructions

Students expectations are to sit quietly and respectfully while each one shares.  Students are also to choose another student in which they will compare and/or contrast their day with using a double bubble Thinking Map.