Teaching about Telling the Time

Time Lesson Plan, Telling Time unit plan, Elapsed Time word problems

Students need to learn to tell the time as a part of daily life.  This knowledge is important for being on time, understanding schedules and timetables, and being able to read both analog and digital clocks.  Through this unit, students will tell time to the hour, half-hour, quarter-hour, and at five minute intervals. They will demonstrate telling time and applying appropriate vocabulary to their daily activities.  This unit is an integrated unit: the first two lessons are vocabulary lessons introducing the related vocabulary, their definitions – time words – second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, century and millennium.  

Teaching about Telling the Time 1The remaining three lessons are math lessons – matching the analog time to digital time, drawing the hands of the clock to match the time given, calculating elapsed time, etc. It also includes a ‘race with the clock’ board game.

Telling Time Worksheets Telling Time Worksheets


Click on the pictures to read more about the lessons, games and activities in the time unit and download the free preview. It is available for purchase as an editable Word doc here and as a pdf file here.

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