Reflection: ELL Students The Delicious World of Squares and Rectangles - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


I love teaching geometry to my students because it provides a wonderful opportunity for expanding the vocabulary of my English Language Learners.  Not only do they develop their academic vocabulary, they also get the chance to label and learn the names of so many common objects as we are classifying them as being a certain shape.

It is so important to provide pictures and actual objects for the students to work with.  This will help to strengthen their understanding of the academic language, but also make important connections to their own words.  It is often easier to just make a copy of a worksheet for a lesson, but images on the worksheet do not expand vocabulary the way pictures and actual objects do.  It may be more work, but the benefits make the effort worthwhile. 

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The Delicious World of Squares and Rectangles

Unit 7: Geometry
Lesson 1 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to describe characteristics of squares and rectangles and classify real world items as either shape.

Big Idea: The identification of geometric shapes is an important kindergarten math skill. This math lesson allows students to see that shapes are all around us, even in our food!

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Math, Geometry, SIOP, ELL, shapes
  42 minutes
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