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Reading and Writing Learning Center

  1. 1. Reading and Writing Learning Center: Measurement<br />By: Katie Meth<br />
  2. 2. Indicator and Objective<br />Standard indicator: <br />Math 2.5.1- Measure and estimate the length to the nearest inch, foot, yard, centimeter, and meter.<br />Goal/Objective:<br />After interacting with the center students have a better understanding of measuring and estimating the length of objects in inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters.<br />
  3. 3. Vocabulary<br />Linear Units- are used to measure the length, width, height, and distance. Understanding the sizes of different standard linear units will help you choose the appropriate units of measure to use.<br />Inch (in)- is about the length of your thumb from the first knuckle to the tip. Smaller objects, such as pencils or nails, are measured in inches.<br />Foot (ft)- is about the length of a sheet of paper. A person’s height or the length of a room is measured in feet.<br />Yard (yd)- is about the length of a baseball bat. The length of a football field is measured in yards.<br />Centimeter (cm)- is about the width of your index finger.<br />Meter (m)- is about the width of a door.<br />
  4. 4. Measurement Tools<br />Ruler<br />Tape Measure <br />Yard Stick (folding kind)<br />
  5. 5. Materials<br />Books:<br />Bigger, Better, Best by Stuart J. Murphy, Illustrated by Marsha Winborn<br />How Big is a Foot? Written and Illustrated by Rolf Myller<br />How Tall, How Short, How Faraway by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Nancy Tobin<br />Me and the Measure of Things by Joan Sweeny, Illustrated by Annette Cable<br />Measuring at Home by Jennifer Rozines Roy and Gregory Roy<br />Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz, pictures by Steven Kellog<br />Take Off with Measuring by Sally Hewitt<br />Science and Math Journal<br />Pencil<br />Ruler<br />Colored Pencils, Markers, Crayons<br />
  6. 6. Activity<br />Select one book <br />Read the book silently <br />Write in your science and math journal about the book you read. Be sure to include the following information.<br />What is the title of the book?<br />Who wrote and illustrated the book?<br />Write a short summary of the book.<br />Draw a picture about your favorite part of the book. <br />Color your drawing.<br />Measure four (4) pictures in the book and record the page number, which picture you measured, and how big the picture is.<br />Example: I measured the cat on page number 1 and it was 3 inches long.<br />
  7. 7. For the Teacher<br />Check your student’s science and math journal after they have completed the reading and writing station.<br />They should have written the following about each book they read:<br />Title<br />Author and Illustrator<br />A short summary<br />A drawing from their favorite part of the story.<br />It must be colored<br />4 examples of pictures from the book that they measured.<br />
  8. 8. My Center<br />
  9. 9. Science and Math Journal<br />
  10. 10. Books<br />
  11. 11. Reading and Writing Center for Measurement<br />

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