Lesson Plan A1: Measurable Attributes
Lesson Seed A2: Bubbles
Lesson Seed A 3: Dress Up
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In this unit, Prekindergarten students participate in hands-on experiences and discussions that allow them to describe and compare measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Students also directly compare two objects and tell how they are comparing. For example, students may compare two buildings made of blocks. One building may be taller (greater in height) and another may be made up of more blocks and, therefore, heavier. These conversations and comparisons help students learn to discriminate and name these measureable attributes. As they discuss these situations and compare objects using different attributes, they learn to distinguish, label, and describe several measureable attributes of a single object. This allows teachers to listen for and extend conversations about things that are “bigger” or “smaller” as well as “longer” “taller” or “shorter,” and name, discuss, and demonstrate with gestures the attribute being discussed.
Focus Standards (Listed as Examples of Opportunities for In-Depth Focus in the PARCC Content Framework documents for Grades 3-8)::
Possible Student Outcomes:
The student will:
Evidence of Student Learning:
Fluency Expectations and Examples of Culminating Standards:
Interdisciplinary Connections: Interdisciplinary connections fall into a number of related categories:
Sample Assessment Items: The items included in this component will be aligned to the standards in the unit and will include:
Interventions/Enrichments: (Standard-specific modules that focus on student interventions/enrichments and on professional development for teachers will be included later, as available from the vendor(s) producing the modules.)
Vocabulary/Terminology/Concepts: This section of the Unit Plan is divided into two parts. Part I contains vocabulary and terminology from standards that comprise the cluster, which is the focus of this unit plan. Part II contains vocabulary and terminology from standards outside of the focus cluster. These “outside standards” provide important instructional connections to the focus cluster.
absolute descriptors: characteristics of objects and shapes that are common among them and used for comparison. Examples: length, height, and weight
positional relationships: comparing objects or shapes by their placement to each other. Descriptive words would include above, below, next to, in front of, behind, near, far, beside, etc.
Part II – Instructional Connections outside the Focus Cluster
congruent: having the same size and shape, but not necessarily the same orientation. All corresponding parts of congruent figures have the same measure
similar: a mat used to organize concrete materials to make sense of a problem.
examples and non-examples of shapes: Examples are polygons that are all the same shape but may be different sizes and orientations, while non-examples are shapes that are different from the type named.