Reflection: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Graph - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


I included a book in this lesson, as I do pretty regularly, but today we ended up needing to incorporate our reading lesson into this math lesson.  We read this same book earlier this week and did a reading lesson on sequencing.  Because of this and the general familiarity of this book, I thought that the students would remember what the caterpillar ate and when.  This was not the case.  Most of the problems with this lesson occurred because the students did not remember what happened when in the story.  I stopped this lesson halfway through and we reread the part of the story about the food.  We talked about the importance of remembering the order of events in a story.  I also put a model of the graph on the SMART Board with one of each food on each day to help students remember the order of the story.

  Including Literacy in Math
  Including Literacy in Math
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Graph

Unit 6: Graphing and Measurement
Lesson 4 of 18

Objective: Students will be able to sort pictures, record the data on a graph, and talk about their graph using the words more, less and equal.

Big Idea: The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a story about a caterpillar that eats different things on different days. Students will use their graphing skills to organize what he ate on a graph.

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Math, Graphing, sorting, more, Less, shapes, length, weight, Literacy in Math
  55 minutes
the very hungry caterpillar
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