Needs and Wants

Our Needs and Wants lesson plan teaches students the differences between needs and wants. Students come up with their own list of their personal needs and wants, grounding the lesson material in real life.

Our Needs and Wants lesson plan helps young students differentiate between needs and wants. Students will learn fundamental differences, as well as appropriate prioritization of needs and wants. Students are asked to articulate their individual needs versus wants, leverage their creative imagination, analytical and critical thinking skills. Students are also asked to identify which items are needs or wants depending on the context.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the difference between needs and wants.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7

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Language Arts


1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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    Alejandro G.
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    Just happened to find this

    What I found was nice. Thanks

    kelly d.
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    Super lesson

    Love how involved it is. And the resources given. Easy to accommodate

    Lauren M.
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    Needs and wants

    This was a well designed unit with very good worksheets to use as the basis for my lesson.

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    I downloaded a number of lessons for my 2nd grade grandson whom I homeschool. They are well thought out, includes links to other information as well as video links. I would have to pay from $10-$20 for a lesson plan that provides this much information! Thank you for giving us an opportunity to go beyond the average education!

    Carolyn P.
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    Excellent lesson plan, we thought out.