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Geo Jammin'  Day 3, Lesson 9: Attribute Attitude
Katie Koehnemann Bay District Schools
Description
This Shared Reading lesson has students participating in vocabulary building through the reading of and interaction with poetry. Each poem presents the attributes of two and threedimensional figures.
Objectives
The student uses volume, phrasing, and intonation appropriate for different situations (for example, large or small group settings, sharing oral stories, dramatic activities).
The student describes attributes of twodimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, edges, vertices, angles).
The student describes attributes of threedimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, vertices, edges, faces, angles).
The student sorts two and threedimensional figures according to their attributes.
The student knows the names of twodimensional and threedimensional figures presented in various orientations in the environment.
Materials
 Geo George puppet
 Geometric manipulatives
 Poems (See Associated File) written and displayed on chart paper
 Poem patterns (See Associated File) written on chart paper
The word attribute written on sentence strip
Math Mouth word board
Twodimensional Student Manipulatives (See Associated File in Lesson 8, Copy Cat)
Threedimensional manipulatives (cube, rectangular solid, cylinder, pyramid from Lesson 8, or brought in items from Lesson 4, Sing a Song of Shapes)
An Assessment Management Tool for each student (See Associated Files in the Unit Plan)
Preparations
1. Have the Geo George puppet ready to use with this lesson.
2. Print the poems on chart paper.
3. Print the poem patterns on chart paper.
4. Write the word attribute on sentence strip.
5. Familiarize yourself with and practice reading the poems. Know their content and be able to read aloud with fluency.
6. Provide two and threedimensional manipulatives for students.
7. Use the Assessment Management Tool to record student formative assessment results. (See Associated Files in the Unit Plan)
8. Associated File contains:
PoetryWords in Motion
Pattern One, Pattern Two
Pattern One Poems
Pattern Two Poem
Procedures
1. Geo George returns to the classroom. Tell him the students have new words to share. Point to each new word added to the Math Mouth word board in the last lesson (edge, face, surface, vertices). Call on individual students to read the word, explain the meaning as it relates to two and threedimensional objects, and use geometric manipulatives to demonstrate an example of it.
2. Geo George is very proud of them and compliments students on a job well done. He asks if he can give one more word. It is a word for the parts, features, or characteristics they use to describe two and threedimensional shapes. Attributes. They are called attributes. He explains they have named the attributes of two and threedimensional shapes. Add the word attribute to the Math Mouth word board.
3. Introduce students to the idea of writing poems using the attributes of shapes.
4. Direct students’ attention to the poem (on chart paper). Instruct students to listen for attribute words as you read aloud. Read it aloud several times. Call on students to name attribute words they heard used in the poem. Formatively assess student responses for accuracy in identifying attributes. Further, direct the students to explain the attribute or to point to an example of it on something in the room or in the class display.
5. Share the poetry pattern with students (on chart paper). Walk students through the poem pointing out how the words of the poem follow the pattern.
6. Continue using a variety of appropriate strategies as you read the poems. Have the students read the poem several times in different ways, allowing them to stand, sway, act them out, and just generally move with this activity. The desired outcome is for students to read along, developing fluency, sight vocabulary, and an understanding of the attributes for each of the shapes.
7. Use the poems whenever you have a few down moments in the day. It is a great alternative way for students to review, practice, and learn the attributes of two and threedimensional figures.
8. Transition to Lesson 10, Patterned Poetry, where students write an attribute poem following one of the poem patterns.
Assessments
Students are formatively assessed for understanding of the attributes and names of two and threedimensional objects and the ability to sort, as they give oral responses and explanations for the attribute words they find within the poems. Formative assessment for volume, phrasing, and all qualities of oral presentation should be done as students offer answers. Positive and corrective feedback should be given, and student responses should be used to guide questions and further instruction.
Extensions
* Lessons may reflect modifications of, but are designed in conjunction with the Reading Framework approach to classroom instruction and may be adapted to the Four Block Classroom.
1. This is Lesson 9 – Attribute Attitude; a Shared Reading lesson
Lessons 1 – 3 are for Day 1 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lessons 4 – 7 are for Day 2 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lessons 8 – 11 are for Day 3 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lessons 12 – 15 are for Day 4 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lessons 16 – 19 are for Day 5 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lesson 20 is for Day 6 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lesson 21 is for Day 7 of the unit Geo Jammin’
2. The Beacon Unit Plan associated with this lesson can be viewed by clicking on the link located at the top of this page or by using the following URL: http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/search/details.asp?item=2959. Once you select the unit’s link, scroll to the bottom of the unit plan page to find the section, “Associated Files.” This section contains links to the Unit Plan Overview, Diagnostic and Summative Assessments, and other associated files (if any).
3.The Facts Please, Mr. Mumble is an interactive Student Web Lesson that addresses the standard: the student describes attributes of twodimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, edges, vertices, angles). Students should visit the lesson regularly for optimal practice in describing twodimensional attributes. The Facts Please, Mr. Mumble can be visited by clicking the link in the Weblinks section of this lesson plan or by using the following URL: http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/search/details.asp?item=3161
4. Geo Cleo and the Shape Caper is an interactive Student Web Lesson that addresses the standard: the student describes attributes of threedimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, vertices, edges, faces, angles). Students should visit the lesson regularly for optimal practice in describing threedimensional attributes. Geo Cleo and the Shape Caper can be visited by clicking the link in the Weblinks section of this lesson plan or by using the following URL: http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/search/details.asp?item=3160
5. Enjoy additional math poems in the book, [Marvelous MathA Book of Poems]. (Hopkins, Lee Bennett. [Marvelous MathA Book of Poems]. New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1997.)
6. Check the Geo Jammin’ Glossary for word definitions. The glossary is located in the Associated File of Lesson 2, Math Mouth.
7. Ask the ESE teacher for further modifications with regards to students needing extra assistance and/or learning strategies.
Web Links
This is an interactive Student Web Lesson that addresses the standard: the student describes attributes of twodimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, edges, vertices, angles). The Facts Please, Mr. MumbleThis is an interactive Student Web Lesson that addresses the standard: the student describes attributes of threedimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, vertices, edges, faces, angles). Geo Cleo and the Shape Caper
Attached Files
Poem Patterns, Sample Poems File Extension: pdf
