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Abbreviation Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

How can we simplify the process of writing long words? Abbreviations are the answer and this lesson plan teaches students all about them with the help of text lesson. A fun abbreviation spelling bee assesses comprehension.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define abbreviation
  • explain the purpose of abbreviations
  • list common abbreviations for the months of the year, days of the week, addresses and states of the United States

Length

60 to 120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7

Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

Materials

  • Paper copies of the text lesson Abbreviations: Lesson for Kids, one for each student
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson, one for each student

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