Mathematician 1 & 2



Hello, Starting Ritual and Warm Up

*Teaching Guide


Vocabulary: mathematician, older, younger, bigger, smaller, hotter, colder, sweeter, taller, shorter, happier, cardinal numbers

Grammar: comparative

Sentence: Sarah is ____ than George. I am ____ than Mike.

Objective 1: Students will get familiar with comparative adjectives.

Objective 2: Students will feel confident with adjectives and begin to insert them in comparative sentences

*Remember, the following sections are interchangeable

Story Time

  • Read story for the students and then let the students take turns reading aloud.

  • Preteach pronunciation for any repeated or difficult words, for example "much heavier, slower, more colourful."

*Teaching Guide


  • Only introduce as many flash cards as you think your students can handle as these are comparative adjectives and more difficult to grasp.

  • Use motions and facial expression also to convey the meaning and make sure (in French, if needed) that your students understand the words.


*Teaching Guide

Handout Week 1

  • This is the reading and listening practice for the students. Model the reading paragraph for the students then have them read aloud together.

  • Listening activity script: 

    •  07, 45, 53, 20, 10

    •  04, 18, 35, 60, 15

*Teaching Guide

Handout: Week 2

  • This is the speaking and writing practice. Make sure to budget enough time for the students to share their comparisons with the class.

*Teaching Guide


Goodbye, Ending Ritual and Thank you

*Teaching Guide

Lesson Checklist: Did I ...

**details here**

  • a Starting Ritual?

  • ..sing a Song?

  • ..rearrange student layout depending on activity?

  • ..explain the HandOut before distributing?

  • ..use a Conscious Transition (CT)  (Details in the Sample Lesson Plan Template)

  • ..practice good Teacher Talk (TT) 

  • ..nip behaviour issues in the bud at the beginning of class?

  • ..note down who participated this week so that I can call on/allow other students to participate next week? 

  • an Ending Ritual?

  • ..(we) leave the room as we found it or better?