### EL Support Lesson

# How Many Did I See?

#### Objectives

##### Academic

Students will be able to add small numbers using visual aids.

##### Language

Students will be able to explain how to add two numbers together using pictures.

#### Introduction

*(2 minutes)*

- Gather the class together.
- Say, "During recess I saw three butterflies in the garden. Then I saw one more butterfly before coming inside. I wonder how many butterflies I saw in all?"
- Ask, "What can I do to find out how many butterflies I saw today?"

#### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

*(5 minutes)*

- Model how to solve the problem by drawing a picture of three butterflies, and then counting them aloud to make sure there are three. Write the number 3 under the group. Then draw one more butterfly in a separate space, count it, and then write the number 1 below.
- Point to each butterfly in turn and count it aloud. Then say, "I saw 4 butterflies during recess."
- Using the vocabulary cards, say, "We just solved an
**Addition**Problem. Addition is when you put things together to find out how many there are in all, or the**Total**Number of something."

#### Guided practise

*(5 minutes)*

- Draw another addition problem on the board (e.g., 2 birds and 2 birds) and ask the class to help you figure out the total number of birds.
- Ask students to hold up two fingers on each hand.
- Count chorally while using their fingers to keep track (while you point to each bird).
- Have the class repeat after you, "2 and 2 equals 4. The total number of birds is 4."
- Repeat with a second problem, this time inviting students to come to the front of the room and act out the problem while the class counts the two groups to find the total.

#### Group work time

*(10 minutes)*

- Display the Counting Objects worksheet and go over the instructions.
- Provide a number line for students to use as needed.
- Ask students to complete the worksheet.

#### Additional EL adaptations

**Beginning**

- Work with a small group of students in a teacher-led group to work through the problems on the Counting Objects worksheet.
- Allow students to count in their home language (L1).

**Advanced**

- Have students explain how to solve addition problems using counting manipulatives.
- Introduce a written addition number sentence and provide problems for students to solve.

#### Assessment

*(5 minutes)*

- Check in with students to assess if they are able to accurately count the two groups and solve the problems.
- Take anecdotal notes during the session to capture student thinking to later assess student learning (e.g., "Let's use the number line to keep track while we count.").

#### Review and closing

*(3 minutes)*

- Gather the class back together.
- Use acting to solve a few more addition problems as a whole class.