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Geometry Attributes of 2D & 3D Shapes Bundle

2nd Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

Teaching using thematic units that integrate literacy and math skills helps “cement” your students understanding of the different yet related academic skills.  In this bundle of lessons, your students will:


  • Segment 1: participate in an interactive read aloud of Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stohl Walsh, collaborate with peers to practice the “language” of geometry by identifying attributes of two-dimensional shapes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided)
  • Segment 2: practice identifying defining attributes of three-dimensional solid shapes (e.g.; cubes are three-dimensional solids, with six faces, twelve edges, and eight vertices) in strategic partnerships
  • Segment 3: distinguish between defining and non-defining attributes (e.g.; color, orientation, overall size) of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes and create shapes with defining attributes to create composite shapes

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.