Reflection: High Quality Task It's Time We Begin - Section 1: Opener


Students tend to see telling time as a classroom activity and often do not translate this skill to their everyday experiences.  A child who can fill out a clock page on telling time perfectly will often still ask, “What time is it?” when they look at the classroom clock. 

A child who demonstrates that 12:15 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. is an elapsed time of 35 minutes frequently does not know how long our specialist period or reading block are, even though those times are set.  Time spent in engaging students in telling time activities that relate very directly and explicitly to their experiences as 8 & 9 year olds is essential to real-world transfer of this abstract skill.

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  High Quality Task: Connecting to the Real World
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It's Time We Begin

Unit 6: Time
Lesson 1 of 11

Objective: SWBAT explain their own ideas about why telling time and understanding elapsed time is important.

Big Idea: Teaching students to tell time through engaging them in real world application is critical for transfer of learning.

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