Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
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Students will be able to use a line plot to represent data.
- Review measuring items by asking students to explain how to measure using a ruler.
- Pass out rulers, and have students measure the length of their pencils.
- Record their results as numbers on the board.
- Tell students that today they're going to learn about using line plots to display the data they collect from measuring different items.
- Read aloud Kenley's Line Plot Graph: Another Math Adventure by Kathleen Stone.
- Define what is means to measure something prior to the lesson, in English and student's home language. Have the student draw a picture to represent what it means to measure in their math journal.
- Have students sit near the front of the classroom during the read aloud.
- Use active questioning during the read aloud and provide sentence frames to support students in orally sharing their answers.
- Encourage students to explain their results to the class orally using a sentence stem or frame for support.
- Pause frequently during the read-aloud and ask students to summarize what happened during important events or to explain difficult concepts.