### Following Directions Lesson Plans

 Any Way You Slice - Using real-world text, students learn about the history of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while using a graphic organizer to clarify meaning of text. Following the activity, students write directions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Students then exchange directions and follow their classmate's recipe to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
1. Book Organization - Book Organization and Using the online automated catalog to find books.
2. Can You Please Give Me Directions? - Guided reading strategies are utilized to teach students how to effectively read informational text. Challenged to cut a tangram, students read how-to directions and demonstrate their understanding of geometric terms to complete the task successfully.
3. Classroom Rules - Students should be able to recognize the need for rules and government.
4. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Following directions given in poetry fashion, students apply newly learned geometric vocabulary to successfully create an animal. Reading informational text for key words and specific purpose and comprehension of geometric terms is the focus.
5. Euro English - Students read a short essay and cull out the directions. Then the students rewrite the essay using standard English spellings.
6. Gee O Me Tree - Gee O Me Tree is a unique way to get acquainted and create a welcoming bulletin board for your classroom as the students follow multiple-step oral directions and review geometric shapes.
7. Geo Sakes Alive! - Pleased with students' knowledge of two- and three-dimensional attributes, Geo George gives students the opportunity to utilize mathematical language. The challenge is to create a geo puppet by following directions given geometrically.
8. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World - Reinforces map skills, counting, and following directions. Students will love this book and activity.
9. I "Caught Ya" doing something great!! - A great idea.
10. Introducing Encyclopedias - Explain the general purpose of an encyclopedia.
11. Following Directions - In this lesson from NASA, students explore the way astronauts practice and train to improve their efficiency in completing challenging tasks.
12. George Washington Teaches Map Directions - If students follow "directions," they'll have a picture of George Washington.
13. Get the Picture? - Students design a simple coordinate graph picture. Then reflect, translate and rotate the picture according to specific directions.
14. Help Mary Find Her Way Home - Students are introduced to the coordinate plane by using the coordinates of points to direct a lost girl home. In their directions, students will identify the x and y axes in the coordinate plane and the coordinates of a given point in the first quadrant.
15. How Well Do You Follow Directions? - This easy-to-use activity teaches valuable lessons about the importance of listening and following directions.
16. Legos - To create descriptive imperative statements by writing directions for student-made block structures.
17. Listeners for Life - How many times a day do we repeat directions to our students? If you start teaching your students to be good listeners now, they will be listeners for life. In this lesson it is a must for your students to be good listeners.
18. Listening and Following Directions - By listening and following directions every student will grow a crystal that they can take home and share with their families.
19. Meet Me at My House - Students improve their writing skills by writing directions from school to their houses to give to a friend. The directions must be sequential and include direction words (north, south, east, west), landmarks and specific street names.
20. Monster Exchange - Students will write directions on how to draw a monster that they create after learning about the "Monster Exchange" and learn about gargoyles at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
21. Spatial Concepts - The aim of this lesson is to ingrain the topic into the child through a multitude of sensory input.
22. The Following-Directions Follies - This fun activity assesses students' ability to observe and follow directions.
23. Who Am I? (Primary Grades) - This is a great activity for the beginning of the school year. The students identify their names, follow directions, and use listening skills. This is an informal way for students to learn their classmates names.