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# Lesson Plan Template

• circle
• square
• triangle
• rectangle

None Assigned

### Materials and Preparation

• TeachTastic Worksheet Pack: Includes various shapes for identification, circle-focused activities, and visual aids.
• Classroom Objects: Items of various shapes, ensuring some are circular

### Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify and describe circles, distinguishing them from other shapes by their characteristics.

### Introduction

Start the lesson by showing students a collection of shapes (a triangle, a square, a rectangle, and a circle). Engage students with a discussion on what makes each shape unique, focusing on their names and properties.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Learn with an example:

• Question: Display or draw a triangle, square, and circle. Show students items from around the classroom that are circles and ask them to describe what makes this shape different from the others. Sample answers: it is round, has no corners, etc. Point to the display of shapes and ask the students, "Which shape is a circle?"
• Solution: "This shape is perfectly round. It is a circle."

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### Guided Practice

Students will receive the "Finding Circles" worksheet. They will work on identifying circles among a group of various shapes, focusing on the characteristics that make a shape a circle.

### Independent Practice

Students will be given the "Circle Hunt" worksheet, where they will draw or list items they find in the classroom or in pictures provided on the worksheet that are circles.

## Support

• Use real-life circular objects for hands-on exploration and discussion.
• Small group activities where students work together to find and present circular items.

## Extension

• Introduce other shapes for comparison and conduct sorting activities based on shape properties.
• Explore circles in art by creating circle-based artworks.

### Assessment

Evaluate the worksheets, exit tickets, and participation during discussions to assess each student's ability to identify and describe circles.

### Review and closing

Conclude the lesson by summarizing the key characteristics of circles and highlighting the differences between circles and other shapes. Review the objects found during the independent practice and discuss.

### Misconceptions

• Students may confuse circular objects with objects that have circular parts but are not wholly circular. Clarify by comparing whole shapes versus parts of shapes.
• Some students might think that all round objects are circles, not distinguishing between ovals and circles.
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