Step 1: Teacher will begin by reading The Giant Carrot by Jan Peck. Stop occasionally during the book to discuss the different heights. Poll the students to see which carrots are taller, shorter, same height, etc.
Step 2: The teacher will call a couple students up at a time to discuss who is taller and shorter. Find students that are the same height and discuss.
Step 3: The teacher will pass out blank paper for students to write/draw on. The teacher will pick an object and ask the students to draw that object in the middle of their paper.
Step 4: The students will be instructed to think of something that is taller and draw it on the left side of the paper. (Teacher will model while giving instruction.) The students will label this object taller.
Step 5: The students will be instructed to think of something that is shorter and draw it on the right side of the paper. This will be labeled shorter.
Step 6: The teacher will pass out pre-made bags of Twizzlers.
Step 7: Students will be instructed to pull out one Twizzler. They will find one shorter, one taller, and one the same height as the chosen Twizzler.
Step 8: Using the pre-made graph sheet, students will be guided through laying Twizzlers out in "My Twizzler" section, "Longer" section, "Shorter" section, and "Same Height" section.
Step 9: Students will count the blocks to see how long each Twizzler is and record number in the correct spot on the worksheet.
Step 10: As students are finished with their work, they will have the opportunity to play shorter/longer game on the Internet: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/longer_shorter/.