Reflection: Gradual Release Something's Fishy - Working with Bar Graphs - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


This lesson really shows how a teacher can move from a very teacher directed instruction to independent practice.  I really walked the students through the earlier steps of the lessons, but by the end they were on their own.  I really had the opportunity to determine if the students understand how to work with a graph and what information it gives us. 

The lesson seems a bit long, so depending on the stamina of your students you might need to chunk it.  My students did well this year, but I know students from other years did not focus quite as well.  The design of the lesson really allows for it to be broken up.

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Something's Fishy - Working with Bar Graphs

Unit 5: Sorting, Graphing, and Patterning
Lesson 5 of 10

Objective: Students will be able to create and gather information from a bar graph.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students continue to build their graphing skills. This lesson also reinforces important mathematical skills like counting and comparing.

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