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# Does Your House Measure Up

By Michelle Myers,2014-08-09 02:28
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A Great Assessment

Purpose:

1. Students will demonstrate their ability to first

draw a simple square 6X6 house on one inch

grid paper with a 1X3 door and two 1X1

windows.

2. Students may also extend the lesson by

drawing the same house in a group using a

yardstick.

Materials:

; An overhead transparency of one inch grid

paper

; One yardstick per group of students

; Three colors of sidewalk chalk for each

group

; A one inch grid sheet for each child

; A ruler for each student

; One sheet of story paper for each student

Pre-Activities:

1. The students will need to understand the

concept that 12 inches equal 1 foot and that 3

feet equal one yard.

2. The students will need to have an

understanding of what a square and rectangle

look like and be able to reproduce them. 3. The students will need to understand how to

use a ruler with or without a leading edge.

Activities:

1. Tell the students that today they are all going

to become architects and are going to design a

house as part of a class neighborhood.

2. Give each student a sheet of one inch grid

paper and have them draw a 6X6 square. This

is the house’s frame. Model on the overhead.

3. Next, have them draw a door in their house that

is 3 squares tall and 1 square wide. Again,

4. Finally, have them draw two 1X1 windows on

their house. Model on overhead. They may

draw a roof of their choice.

Extension:

1. Take the class out to the blacktop to draw our

neighborhood. Divide the class into groups.

Give each team three colors of sidewalk chalk

and a yardstick.

2. Using their plans, they are to draw a house that

has a 6ft.X6ft. frame, a 3ft.X3ft. door, and two

1ft.X1ft. windows. They may draw any type of

roof they like and decorate it in anyway.

3. As students finish their houses, have them

walk through their new neighborhood

observing each other’s homes.

Writing Connection:

Have students write a make-believe story about their new neighbors and neighborhood. Share.

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