Resources for parents to support their children to improve literacy: texttalklessons
Homework support checklist: homework_checklist
Parent/teacher conference questions: parent_teacher_questions
Start by showing the students what tessellations are so they can begin with the end in mind and have a context.
Extensions for this (can be done at this time or after the entire lesson is completed).
3. Identify symetry
4. Color rhombi (attributes–thick, med, thin; different colors; vertical, horizontal and diagonal)
5. Sort and organize cut-out colored rhombi. Build hexagons with them using patterns of color and line gradations.
6. Create a tessellation with the colored rhombi. Students should view each others and reflect on them.
7. Have students record tessellations they see in daily life. Go on a walk and record, or have them record for a week. Add tallies together and graph.
Research tessellations in the real world
More extensions: (You can have some students look through this link to find fun lessons.)
Start with the presentation to give the big picture. Get comfortable with how to present the big picture to students using the power point. (You can use students to help with this if you have some real geeks in the program.)
ComputerPlaceValue Power Point slides
- Vocabulary vocab_worksheet_computers
- Identifying Patterns identifying patterns
- Converting numbers from base 2 to 10 and base 10 to 2. (Use the cheat board that tells place values for base 2.)
ASCII code worksheet
5. Create a letter using Connect 4. Have students write the bitmap code for the letter.
Click here for lessons to use with volunteers or for parents, to help students with comprehension. These were developed with US Dept of Ed funds. Select a book, and then provide the lesson for that book to the adult who is working with the student. These are designed to guide adults who are not reading specialists to work with students to improve reading comprehension.