Lesson 2

Draw Shapes

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to recognize and draw shapes that have a specified number of sides or corners.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students sorted and identified two-dimensional shapes based on their sides and corners. In previous grades, students built and drew squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, and hexagons.

In this lesson, students recognize and draw shapes based on a given number of sides or corners. Students continue to practice shape vocabulary (quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon) and describe shapes based on their defining attributes (MP6).

  • Representation
  • MLR2

Activity 2: What Shape Could It Be?

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Recognize and draw triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, and hexagons.

Student Facing

  • Let’s recognize and draw triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, and hexagons.

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

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

Teacher Reflection Questions

As students identified and drew shapes with given attributes, what evidence did you see that they are building an understanding of the defining attributes of quadrilaterals, pentagons, and hexagons?

Suggested Centers

  • Can You Draw It? (1–5), Stage 1: Grade 1 Shapes (Supporting)
  • Which One? (K–5), Stage 2: Grade 1 Shapes (Supporting)

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