Telling Clock Time Lesson Plans and Activities

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My students enjoyed using the hands on clocks. The coloring between the spaces helped students to read the hour hand. I like how each lesson is very detailed.


Are you extremely busy? Well, this Telling Clock Time Unit is for you! This unit comes complete with thorough lesson plans and activities for telling time to the hour, five-minute, and one-minute intervals. There are even lessons for elapsed time. Many of the lessons and games have differentiated activities with 2 or 3 levels for your students. A few science and social studies connections are included as well. Coming from years of teaching time, these lessons, games, and activities have common student misconceptions in mind so that misconceptions are brought to the surface and dealt with. You will enjoy teaching clock time with this user friendly unit!

The thumbnail images above will give you a quick sample peek of most of the activities in the unit.

Below are listed the contents of the unit:

Lesson 1: Introducing Clocks and A.M. and P.M. 5-6

A.M. and P.M. Card Sort...pages 7-8

Lesson 2: The Hour Hand… 9

Building a Sun Dial directions……page 10

3 Different Clock Face Versions……pages 11-13

Hour Hands…… 14

Hour Hand Clock Practice….pages 15-16

Lesson 3: Introducing the Minute Hand….pages 17-18

Minute Hands…page 19

Telling Time to the Hour Clock Practice…

Lesson 4: Telling Time to the Hour Review 22

Telling Time to the Hour Card Sorts (two levels)…pages 23-26

Lesson 5: Telling Time to the Half 27

Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour Clock Practice...pages 28-29

Telling Time Booklets (3 levels), Teacher Notes, and Answer Keys….pages 30-52

Lesson 6: Telling Time to the Nearest Five-Minute Intervals…...pages 53-54

Telling Time to the Nearest Five Minute Intervals Practice pages….pages 55-60

Lesson 7: Telling Time to the Nearest 5 Minute Intervals Review……page 61

Telling Time to the Nearest 5 Minute Intervals Card Sorts (two levels)...pages 62-65

I’m a Cuckoo Clock Activity Instructions and Cards…pages 66-77

Lesson 8: Telling Time to the Minute….page 78

Telling Time to the Minute Practice……..pages 79-82

Lesson 9: Half Past…page 83

Half Past Practice Pages…pages 84-85

Lesson 10: Quarter After, Quarter Till...pages 86-87

Quarter After, Quarter Till, Half Past Practice …pages 88-89

Tic Toc, You Got Blocked Game Instructions and Cards….pages 90-94

Lesson 11: Linear Clock Elapsed Time...pages 95-99

Lesson 12: Elapsed Time: End Time Unknown Introducing the open number 100

Open Number Line: End Time Unknown Practice Pages (3 levels)…pages 101-103

Lesson 13: Open Number Lines with Elapsed Time Unknown… 104

Open Number Lines with Elapsed Time Unknown Practice Pages (3 levels)……pages 105-107

Lesson 14: Open Number Lines with Beginning Time Unknown….page 108

Open Number Lines with Beginning Time Unknown Practice Pages (3 levels)…pages 109-111

Party Time Activity—Planning Your Birthday with an Elapsed Time Schedule….pages 112-113

Human Clock Activity and Cards…pages 114-126

Labels for Classroom Wall Clock…pages127-131

Resources…page 132

Credits…… 133

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.


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