Reflection: Lesson Planning Thelma Makes Breakfast: Exploring the Number 13 - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


When I am teaching a math lesson, I look for simple ways to integrate literacy skills into the lesson.  Just some simple planning can allow a teacher to create a lesson that provides for reinforcement of important skills.  In this lesson, I had the opportunity to reinforce simple literary vocabulary.  For example, asking the students to point to the title of the book allows the students to familiarize themselves with that literary term. 

The students also had the opportunity to practice their color words with the independent practice portion of this lesson.  The students are seeing the importance of learning these words and how they are used outside of our language arts instruction.

When planning a math lesson, I think every teacher should step back and think of a way to integrate at least one language arts skills.  At first it is a little bit challenging, but soon, it becomes second nature.  This effort will provide lots of extra practice for the students!

  Thelma Makes Breakfast-Exploring the Number 13
  Lesson Planning: Thelma Makes Breakfast-Exploring the Number 13
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Thelma Makes Breakfast: Exploring the Number 13

Unit 3: Exploring Numbers 11-20
Lesson 3 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to identify, count and represent the number 13.

Big Idea: Students learn about the number 13 in this breakfast themed lesson.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, SIOP, ELL, Critical Area, counting, Number Sense
  45 minutes
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