EL Support Lesson
Reflecting on Numbers
Students will be able to review key maths skills.
Students will be able to recall the counting sequence from 1-10 by counting pictures and objects.
- Gather students together and say, "We are almost done with our school year! Today we are going to ReflectOr think back on what we have learned this year."
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Read aloud the book How Many Bugs in a Box?, pausing as you read to count the bugs on each page.
- Model using one-to-one correspondence as you count the bugs on each page.
- Write or display the numbers 1–10 on the board and say, "We have learned a lot about counting and numbers this year. Now we will practise counting and writing our numbers together."
- Demonstrate how to write each number and then invite students to write each number in the air with invisible paint.
Guided practise(10 minutes)
- Using the numbers displayed on the board, ask the class to count along with you as you point to each number.
- Practise counting objects as a group (hold up items one at a time and count them aloud to find the total number).
- Explain that students will work with a partner to go on a counting scavenger hunt!
- Review the following directions:
- Each pair receives a box.
- The teacher will say a number and students will need to find the same number of items from the classroom to place in their box.
- Students will return to the rug with their items to recount them.
- Students will display their items for the group.
- Play one or two rounds with the class using the numbers 1–10.
Group work time(15 minutes)
- Explain that now students will get to paint their own picture of 10 things!
- Model how to write the number 10 on the top of your paper and then paint 10 items (of your choosing) under the number.
- Pass out materials and allow students to work independently.
Additional EL adaptations
- Provide students with the number 10 to trace onto their painting paper.
- Allow students to count in their home language (L1).
- Allow students to choose additional numbers to paint.
- Encourage students to explain how they are keeping track as they count.
- Observe students during the scavenger hunt activity to assess if they are able to accurately find and count the correct number of items.
- Assess if students are able to match a given quantity to a written number by collecting their work samples at the end of the lesson.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Gather students back together and invite students to go on a gallery walk to look at one another's work.
- Highlight the different ways that students made pictures of 10.
- Ask students to reflect on the year by saying, "Turn and talk to share what you enjoyed most about maths this year."