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# Lesson Plan Template

• beside
• next to

### Materials and Preparation

• TeachTastic Worksheet Pack: Features activities, visuals, and scenarios focusing on spatial relationships.
• Physical Objects: A selection of classroom items such as a book, a stapler, and a roll of tape for demonstration.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and describe the spatial relationship of objects, specifically understanding the concepts of "beside" and "next to."

### Introduction

Begin with a simple activity, arranging objects in different positions relative to each other and using descriptive language to talk about their placement, introducing the concepts of "beside" and "next to."

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Learn with an example:

• Display three objects: a book, a stapler, and a roll of tape. Arrange them in a line and ask students to describe the position of each object relative to the others.
• Question: "Which object is next to the tape?"
• Solution: "The book and the stapler are next to the tape. To find which one is directly next to it, look for the object positioned immediately beside the tape."

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### Guided Practice

Students will be given the "Space Buddies" worksheet, where they'll follow instructions to draw or color objects that are beside or next to other objects, based on given scenarios.

### Independent Practice

Students will work on the "Who’s My Neighbor?" worksheet, identifying spatial relations between objects in different setups and labeling them with "beside" or "next to."

## Support

• For students needing more help, use tangible objects and guided movement to physically place objects in relation to one another.
• Incorporate games that require students to place objects next to or beside each other based on verbal instructions.

## Extension

• Introduce additional spatial concepts such as "above," "below," "in front of," and "behind."
• Create a classroom map where students place stickers or drawings of objects beside or next to landmarks.

### Assessment

Evaluate students through their participation in class activities, the accuracy of their guided and independent practice worksheets, and their ability to correctly use "beside" and "next to" in the exit ticket assessment.

### Review and closing

Summarize the lesson by discussing how understanding spatial relationships helps us describe the world around us. Highlight successful examples from the activities and encourage students to use "beside" and "next to" in their daily conversations.

### Misconceptions

• Students may confuse "beside" and "next to" with other spatial terms. Reinforce these concepts with repeated practice and clear examples.
• Some children might have difficulty visualizing spatial relationships without physical objects. Continue to incorporate hands-on activities.
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