1. Topic-
Sorting Shapes and Colors
2. Content-
Students will work together in small groups to identify different shapes and colors. During this time the students will have access to manipulative's which they will share among the group. The key vocabulary for this lesson is: square, circle, oval, rectangle, and triangle. Red, blue, green, and yellow.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. TSW Identify shapes
2. TSW identify colors
3. TSW compare shapes to real life objects
4. Objectives-
The student will be given 4 of each different shape (each a different color), for a total of 20. Working cooperatively, TSW place similar shapes in a basket with 80% accuracy.
5. Materials and Aids-
20 shapes of different colors, 4 color labeled baskets.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Teacher will place students in groups. Teacher will ask students to look around the classroom to identify shapes within the classroom. Teacher will call on each group. Ex. Group 1: "Can group 1 help me find something that is shaped like a circle?" Group 1: "The clock!"

B. Development-

TTW place four color labeled baskets in the center of the table, pass out the 20 shapes and have the group name them. Ex. Red circle, green square. And explain to the students that they are to say the name of the shape in their hand and place it in the color labeled basket that it belongs in. TTW practice with students twice, then TSW work cooperatively to correctly identify colors and shapes.

C. Practice-

TTW give each student four random shapes and ask them to properly place them in the basket. TTW ask student to explain why they placed particular shape into the basket.

D. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

This lesson allows the students to use a hands on approach in identifying color and shapes.Since the baskets are labeled students who have a difficult time communicating can point to the correct basket.Working in groups allows the higher functioning students to assist the students that have trouble identifying shapes and colors

E. Checking for understanding-

As students work on sorting, TTW walk around the classroom to identify students that are struggling and provide feedback. TTW will also be able to identify if the students are really understanding or just guessing by listening and checking the baskets.

F. Closure-

At this time TTW ask students to identify colors and shapes together. Ex. white rectangle for the SmartBoard.
7. Evaluation-
As the students work, the teacher had a chance to observe, take note,and check the baskets to ensure that students had a clear idea of the difference of shapes and colors.
8. Teacher Reflection-
The lesson was a success. While students worked and discussed why each shape was placed in specific baskets, the teacher walked around the classroom, listened, and observed the student's reasoning and ideas.

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