Time: Every 5 Minutes in Alphabetical Order

3rd - 4th

In this alphabetical order instructional activity, students analyze 12 words in a word bank that pertain to telling time to five minutes. Students alphabetize the words; some will begin with the same letter.

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Solving Word Problems Involving Time

Time-tellers decipher word problems and learn how to work through elapsed time. They are given different scenarios for which they must figure out how much time has passed. This lesson also includes an assessment. Note that one of the teaching examples involves going to church and that in several instances, a proper noun is not capitalized as it should be. Since this is for teachers' eyes only, the lesson is quite useful regardless.

One-Step Word Problems Involving Time Measure

Fourth graders review skills needed to solve time problems.  In this time measure lesson, 4th graders solve problems of elapsed time. Students follow the steps to solve and then complete problems.

Got the Time? (Math Word Problems)

Upper graders work with peers to solve word problems related to time and independently solve word problems that involve calculating time. They will show their ability to solve and work through mathematical operations. A worksheet is provided in addition to a well-written teacher's guide.

Alphabetizing Words Beginning with I and J

Students demonstrate how to alphabetize words. In this word study lesson, students are introduced to putting words into alphabetical order. Students complete a worksheet, specifically addressing how to alphabetize words that begin with I and J.

Alphabetizing Words Beginning with R and S

Students alphabetize words that begin with R and S. In this alphabetizing lesson, students complete a worksheet in which they alphabetize words that end with R and S. After a classroom discussion about how to alphabetize, students complete the worksheet.

Alphabetizing Words Beginning with C and D

Students listen to the explanation of how to put words in alphabetical order; in this case beginning with "C" and "D". They then work independently using the worksheet provided to alphabetize words beginning with "C" and "D".

Real-Life Problems: Time

Combine word problems, telling time, and the four operations. Six problems prompt third graders to write out and solve word problems involving time and timing. Can they finish all six on their own or with a partner?

Alphabetizing Words Beginning with A and B

Pupils listen to explanation of how to put words beginning with "A" and "B" in alphabetical order observing examples. They then complete the worksheet to work on the skill independently.


Students alphabetize words according to the first letter while pretending to be detectives with magnifying glasses. They also work on their social skills and character development when working with their teams and partners.

Telling Time: Five Minute Intervals

Learners complete a worksheet to demonstrate telling time to the quarter hour. They play a time telling game and take a quiz.

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