Grade Levels: K-1

*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Plane Shapes Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about the concept of plane shapes. First, they learn to identify and describe attributes of two-dimensional shapes. Then, they apply their understanding through one or more creative activities.  

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Prompt students to list shapes they know. Ask: What shapes do you see in our classroom? 

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Watch the Plane Shapes movie.  
  • Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and invite students to answer it. Then play to see how Annie answers it.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS 

Show students how to open the Quiz. You can choose the Easy or Hard Quiz.

To hear the questions and answer read aloud, show students how to hover over the words.

Assign the quiz to see students’ results in your Dashboard. If not assigning, remind students to click the Submit to Teacher button.

Step 4: EXTEND and DEEPEN

Students express what they learned about plane shapes by engaging with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

  • Draw About It: Draw three examples of triangles. Make them all look different! (Suggested Grade: K)
  • Activity: Use the chart to color the shapes. (Suggested Grades: K-1)
  • Talk About It: Find objects that are shaped like circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles. (Suggested Grade:1)

 

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