Students will be able to differentiate between short and tall.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Sing the Tall and Short action song to the tune of "Are You Sleeping" (Frère Jacques): This is tall. (Open hands as wide as possible vertically.) This is short (Place hand an inch apart.) Tall and short. (Open hands wide vertically; then, bring them close together, x2.) Hotels are tall. (Raise one hand high in the air.) Puppies are short. (Place hand low to the ground.) Tall and short. (Open hands wide vertically then bring them close together, x2.)
Sing it by yourself first, and have your students sing along the second time.
Preview the song with students prior to the lesson to familiarize them with the words and tune.
Encourage students to mimic the hand motions as you sing.
Provide visual cue cards to post that match the lyrics in the song.