Lesson Plan : Using Charts and Graphs

Teacher Name:
 Shauna Wyland
 Grade 2
 Social Studies

 In this lesson students will become familiar with the use of tables, bar graphs, picture graphs, and flow charts.
 Vocabulary words; table, flowchart, picture graph, and bar graph
 The learner will recognize how technology is used at home, school, and in the community.
 8.03 Interpret data on charts and graphs and make predictions. TLW Review data on charts and graphs. TLW Use data from charts and graphs to solve simple problems. TLW Interpret data on charts and graphs. TLW Make predictions using data from charts and graphs
 • White board • Dry erase markers • Paper • Pencil • Crayons • 2nd grade social studies books • Butcher paper • index cards • Construction paper • Markers
 Draw four columns on the board with the following headings: Chicken, Pizza, Salad, Sandwiches. Explain that these are foods they might choose for lunch. Ask students to raise their hands to vote for their favorite. Write tally marks showing the number of students who voted for that type of lunch food. Help students use the information on the board to create a bar graph showing the results.
 The teacher will go over the following words; table, flowchart, picture graph, and bar graph. The teacher will have students popcorn read 195-199 in their social studies books. The teacher will list different kinds of pets and take a survey of the number of classmates who have each kind. The teacher will then demonstrate how to put the data into a table, bar graph, flowchart, and picture graph.
 Organize students into four groups. Assign each group one of the charts or graphs discussed in the lesson. Have each group write a set of directions for creating and using its assigned chart or graph. Have the groups create a sample chart or graph. Have the groups share their directions and samples with the class.
 For guided practice students will be able to draw responses rather than write them and work with a partner. For independent practice students can work orally with the teacher, work with a partner, or draw their answers.
Checking For Understanding:
 The teacher will observe student responses during guided practice and closure and evaluate student answers from independent practice.
 Give students four index cards. Have students write each of the vocabulary terms on one side of the card. On the other side, students should draw an example of the type of chart or graph named. Have pairs of students use their cards to quiz each other.
 Informal Observation Discussion Student response to questions
Teacher Reflections:
 The students really enjoyed comparing their favorite foods to their classmate’s favorite foods. Because food is related to their everyday experiences it really caught their attention and they seemed more interested in learning how to complete a bar graph. The students also enjoyed working in groups and presenting their directions during guided practice. For the next time I could bring in other resources for the students to compare and contrast tables, bar graphs, picture graphs, and flowcharts.

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