Grade Levels: K-3

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Plane Shapes, and supports the standard of analyzing and comparing two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

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. 

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause.  

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about plane shapes while practicing essential literacy skills 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! 
  • Activity: Use the chart to color the shapes. 
  • Talk About It: Find objects that are shaped like circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles. 
  • Write About It: Describe how a square and a rectangle are alike and different. 

More to Explore 

Geometry Unit: Continue to build understanding around shapes by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

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