## Lesson Plan

# How Much Is a Million? Vocabulary Builder

- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

## About this book

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.1

Lexile Measure: 760L

Guided Reading Level: M

Age: Age 7, Age 5

Genre: Classics

Subject: Number Sense, Early Math

**Vocabulary**

Write these words on the chalkboard:

million

billion

trillion

Ask students what the words have in common. *(They all end the same way; they are the names for very large numbers.)* Explain that million comes from a Latin word, mille, which means thousand. A million is a thousand 1,000s.

## Activity/Making Connections

Challenge students to find other words that begin the way *million* does. Start a list on poster paper, and add to it as students come up with more words.

**A million and more**

mile

mileage

milipede

millionaire

- Subjects:Counting and Numbers, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Vocabulary, Word Origins and Usage, Math through Literature, Real-World Math, Early Math
- Skills:Vocabulary, Word Origins and Usage

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Dec 31, 1969

Published