Lesson: Focusing on Graphs and Charts
Objective: Readers get information from graphs by looking at the title and labels and asking themselves, “What information is the graph going to tell me?”
Do-Now: find a graph or chart in a newspaper or article or on the internet.
Connection: Just like in math we can use graphs and tables to figure out information, in reading we can also use graphs and tables to figure out information. Graphs and tables can guide us to important facts about a certain topic or subject.
Teach/Model: When I see a graph or chart in a passage I want to ask myself what is this information telling me. Just like in math when I had to create all of the parts of the graph. In reading I have to use all of the parts of a graph to really understand what the graph is telling me. Graphs are included in text to give us information so we need to figure out why that is important.
Model reading a graph by reading the title, and the labels and then looking at the information.
Show them how they will cut out the graph and then write down what they will learn from it.
Option 2: You can blow up graphs and charts and hang them around the classroom and students can go on a gallery walk and identify different things they are learning from the graph or chart and write it underneath and then you can share out.
Active Engagement: Looking at a couple different graphs and answering questions. Pass out graphs to students have them predict what they are going to learn about the graph in a group.
Independent Practice: Gallery walk or student look at different graphs and write down what they predict they will learn.
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