Lesson 8

Draw Shapes

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to draw shapes.

Lesson Narrative

In a previous lesson, students built shapes from straws and clay. In this lesson, students start by naming the shapes that they draw and then describe the attributes of shapes to help their partner draw shapes. While students are not expected to draw exact shapes, the dot paper helps students attend to precision and consider attributes of shapes as they draw them (MP6).
  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Draw shapes.
  • Name shapes and use informal language to describe shapes and their attributes.

Student Facing

  • Let’s draw shapes.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • Build Shapes, Stage 1
    • Counting Collections, Stage 1
    • Which One, Stage 1
    • Picture Books, Stages 1–3
    • Bingo, Stages 1 and 2
    • Shake and Spill, Stages 1 and 2

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 5 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What language did students use to describe attributes of shapes in the second activity? When and how did you highlight the language that students use for the class?

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