Sunday, November 20, 2011

Annotated Bib - Time

Time can be interpreted as both a quantity and a position in a sequence. To understand time, children must be able to place a series of events in temporal order, measure time with different units, and read clocks and calendars. Students in early elementary school should start to learn how to tell and read time.


The Clock Struck One: A Time-Telling Tale (Math is Fun!) by Harris, Trudy. Illus. Millbrook Pr Trade. 2009. (9780822590675). Gr. K-2.
Learn to tell time through this animal-filled book. Every hour, different animals and people appear. This book is a designed for children who are just learning to tell time because it focuses on the basics of time.

Clockwise: A Time-Telling Tale by Pinto, Sara. Illus. Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 2006. (9781582346694). Gr. K-2.
Thomas wants to help his family be on time to all of their activities. He meets a clockmaker who teaches Thomas to tell time.

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unting Time: From Seconds to Centuries by Sweeney, Joan. Illus. Dragonfly Books. 2001/ (9780440417514). Gr. K-2.
Readers will learn the different units of time and how they're used in everyday life.

Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks! by Older, Jules. Illus. Charlesbridge Pub Inc. 2000. 32p. (9780881063974). Gr. 1-2.
Readers will learn how to tell time. The author breaks down telling time by describing when things happen and how long they take.

Telling Time with Big Mama Cat by Harper, Dan. Illus. HMH Books. 1998. 36p. (9780152017385). Gr. K-2.
In this book, a cat narrator explains how to tell time. This book also includes a clock with moveable hands so the reader can make different times.


Bang on Time - Read the time in words, and click the "stop" button when the clock reaches that time.
Read the time in words while the clock starts ticking. Click the "stop the clock" button when the analog clock reaches the time. Terms such as "ten past" are included in this game.

Matching Times - Match a time with it written in words (eg: 4:15 and four fifteen)
Match a time and the same time (written in words). Students will learn how to read and say times.

Time Monsters - Create your own times
Students can place the minute and hour hands anywhere on the clock. Click on a picture of a megaphone to hear what time they set the clock to. Students also learn terms such as "ten past" and "quarter of."

What Time Is It? - Look at a clock and select the corresponding time
In this game, students read a time on an analog clock. Then they select the time on a digital clock. This is a great game to teach students the difference between analog and digital clocks.

For Teachers:
VA Standards of Learning
1.8 - The student will tell time to the half-hour, using analog and digital clocks.

Background Information from Curriculum Framework:

Many experiences using clocks help students develop an understanding of the telling of time to the half-hour, including

identifying the parts of an analog clock (minute and hour hands);

demonstrating a given time to the half-hour, using a model clock;

writing correct digital time to the half-hour; and
relating time on the half-hour to daily routines and school schedules (e.g., the times of TV programs, bedtime, resource time, lunch time, recess time).

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