Lesson Plan

What Does the Graph Show?

Get your students familiar with talking about the data they see in bar graphs. This lesson can stand alone or be used alongside the *Organize Your Data* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Organize Your Data lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Organize Your Data lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to interpret data.

Language

Students will be able to interpret and explain data in bar graphs using key vocabulary and discussion supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Have students take out their whiteboards and whiteboard markers and meet in a common place in the classroom.
  • Write the word graph on the board and ask students to quickly sketch a graph on their whiteboards. Observe students' drawings, and point out the different types of graphs that you see. If possible, share a student example of a bar graph.
  • Explain to students that they will be looking at the data found in bar graphs today.