Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Telling Time Common Core Lesson

The following lesson focuses on Common Core math standard 2.MD.7, AKA telling time. For this lesson, students will explore time by reading and acting out an Eric Carle Classic, The Very Grouchy Ladybug. Rigor was added to the lesson by including Common Core learning tasks. This is such a popular story the ready made resources were enormous. I tried hard to use ideas that effectively reenforced the standard. The various resources I utilized for this presentation can be accessed on the last slide.

My second graders are chomping at the bit to jump into telling time. We have touched on the concept several times during our daily math routines. I can't wait to have fun with this concept and hear what my students have to say using their "Math Talk."

Below is an online version of the lesson or it may be download in powerpoint via the Tennessee Trending Teacher wiki.
Lesson Plan The Very Grouchy Lady Bug 
Second Grade, Common Core Learning Task 

Math – 2.MD.7 Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes.
Reading – RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Student “I Can” Statements:

  • I can tell time to the nearest 5 minutes.
  • I can understand the difference between am & pm.
  • I can retell a story using complete sentences, expression, and character voices to make the story interesting. 

Essential question:
Why is it important to be able to tell time?

Assessing and Advancing Questions:
What do you know about time?
What have you learned about time?
How do you know your answer is correct?

Can students…

  • draw the hands on a clock to show a given time 
  • write the time using numbers and symbols
  • describe how they determined the time 

Sequence of whole group, small group, & Independent work: 

  • Brainstorm & create an anchor chart. What do you know about time? (5 mins) 
  • Set the purpose by asking questions to introduce The Very Grouchy Ladybug (5 mins). 
  • Read the story (5-10 mins). 
  • Transition Time - Personal think time – What do you know about time, after reading The Very Grouchy Ladybug ? Shoulder partner discussions time. Whole group.- Make changes to the anchor chart. Add permanent writing. (3-6 mins). 
  • Review slides 5-9, How are AM and PM different (3-7mins)? 
  • Explore an analog clock with a partner Using flash cards and manipulative clocks (5-8 mins). 
  • Links to printable flash cards on resources page. Time for Time Drill: Review power point and use manipulative clocks (10mins). 
  • Close/End of the Day review – Using performance based assessments. This can be treated as an exit slip if used for formative assessment. (5-10 mins). 
  • Cross Curriculum Connections: Readers’ Theater using illustrations and multimedia resources, slides 56-66 (10-30 mins).