Lessons In a Jiffy: 2-D Shapes (Read Aloud, foldables and More!)

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Do you like to bring reading into your math workshop time and math into your reading? I love covering reading, writing and math! This is a 2-D shapes math unit with a read aloud (using real pictures), full group activities, foldables, an interactive emergent reader and more. Engaging, interactive activities to bring math and reading together!

Specifically in this mini unit you will find the following:

-2 ‘look and discuss’ picture prompts with a quick write response sheet
-a read aloud that uses real pictures
-a “What Shape Am I?” booklet.
-9 circle maps in color and black and white
-5 “t-charts” (can, have are chart) in color and black and white
-3 pocket chart activities matching pictures to named shapes, number of sides, and number of vertices.
-3 foldables to use for collecting information as you go back into the text. Topics: types of shapes, shape facts, & shapes (Main Idea with 4 key details).
-8 Anchor Charts (short information sheets about different shapes)
-I Have, Who Has cards
-Quiz, Quiz, Trade cards.
- Emergent Reader
-Shape research booklets to record information as they go (with foldable version)
- Shape vocabulary booklet to record vocabulary as they go (with foldable version)
-26 shape writing prompts to write about what they have learned
-“K-W-L” shape chart to use all along the way
-comprehension sheet that requires critical thinking as well as going back into the text to find answers
-Basic shapes flipbooks
-Vocabulary review sheet
-Shape “crown” with cutouts to attach
-“Spin & Discuss” picture wheels
-“Spin & Write” picture wheels with foldable response sheet
-6 “Let’s compare” Venn diagrams (in color and black & white)
-5 “Standard” Venn diagrams

It covers both ELA and Math common core standards:

SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K.5 I can add drawings to add details.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
L.1.2d I can spell words by using common spelling patterns.
W.K1 I can write my opinion about something.
W.K2 I can write about something I know.
RL. 1.1 I can answer questions about key details in a text.
RL. 1.1 I can demonstrate understanding of the central message of the text.
RI. 1.2 I can identify the main idea and retell key details.
RI. 1.7 I can use the illustrations and details in the text to describe its key ideas.
RI. 1.10 I can read informational texts.
K.G.1 I can describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
K.G.2 I can correctly name shapes regardless of their orientation or size.
K.G.3 I can identify shapes as two-dimensional or three-dimensional.
K.G.4 I can analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informational language to describe their similarities, differences, parts, and other attributes.

Depending on how many of the coordinating activities you decide to use, this unit will help teach all the vocabulary associated with 2-D shapes. It will provide a framework for discussions about the math topic that your children are leaning! It also uses graphic organizers for comparing and contrasting 2-D shapes to each other, hitting some "higher order critical thinking skills". Your children will be engaged and having fun while getting much needed exposure to informational non-fiction texts, while learning covering many math standards as well!
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Lessons In a Jiffy: 2-D Shapes (Read Aloud, foldables and More!)
Lessons In a Jiffy: 2-D Shapes (Read Aloud, foldables and More!)
Lessons In a Jiffy: 2-D Shapes (Read Aloud, foldables and More!)
Lessons In a Jiffy: 2-D Shapes (Read Aloud, foldables and More!)
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