Fractions Readers Theatre

Topic: Fractions

Grade Level: 2nd

SOL’s: Math 2.3 a The student will identify the parts of a set/and or region that represent fractions for halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, and tenths

2.3 b The student will write the fractions

Time Frame: 180 minute lesson (2 days of 90 minute lessons)

Background: Students will be grouped based on pre-assessment (same assessment that will be given at the end of the unit). Students will have had previous lessons about equal and not equal. Students should also have had experience with Readers Theatre before this lesson.

Objectives: The student will be able to explain the definition of a fraction. The student will be able to identify and write fractions

Materials: Deck of Playing cards, index cards for each student with fractions written on one side, document camera, white board, candy bar for each set of 4 students (big enough to share), fraction manipulatives (rainbow tiles, circles, food, cubes, etc.), readers theatre scripts

Assessment: 1) Presentation of Readers Theatre

2) *Only for students who have scored 85% or higher on pre-assessment: Writing of Readers Theatre Script

3) Formal Assessment Quiz