What We Know About Shapes
Students look for shapes in a picture book as well as a given image. They discuss what shapes they see and what they know about the shapes. This lesson is an opportunity to formatively assess the language students use to share what they know about shapes. In this lesson, there is no expectation that students will name shapes or discuss any specific attributes. Students initially understand shapes visually by connecting them to familiar objects that have the shape. Students may describe shapes as “That shape looks like a door” or “That plate is round.”
Throughout this and the next several lessons, students develop language to describe shapes around them. They listen to one another and appreciate that there are different ways to describe the attributes of shapes (MP3, MP6).
- Action and Expression
- Use informal language to describe shapes.
- Let’s find and talk about shapes.
Materials to Gather
- Gather materials from:
- Picture Books, Stages 1-3
- Bingo, Stages 1 and 2
- Shake and Spill, Stages 1 and 2
|Activity 1||15 min|
|Activity 2||10 min|
|Activity 3||20 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||5 min|