Lesson Plan

Collect, Organize, and Discuss the Data

Support your students as they collect, organize, and discuss measurement data! Use this lesson independently or alongside *Making Measurements for Line Plots*.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Making Measurements for Line Plots lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Making Measurements for Line Plots lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to measure lengths of items to the nearest quarter-inch and use that data to create line plots.

Language

Students will be able to explain how to gather data, create line plots, and interpret the data using key vocabulary and sentence starters.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Interpreting Line Plots with Fractional UnitsFoot Length: Create a Line Plot with Fractional UnitsTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceFormative Assessment: Speaking and ListeningVocabulary Cards: Collect, Organize, and Discuss the DataGlossary: Collect, Organize, and Discuss the Data
  • Write the word measure on the board and ask students to think of what the word means. Facilitate a Think-Pair-Share by first giving them time to think silently, and then direct them to talk to a partner about their thoughts. Then, call on students to share what they discussed with their partner. Record their thoughts on the board.
  • Focus the conversation on things they can measure and tools they can use to measure. Explain that today's lesson will be about collecting measurements and organizing them into line plots.