Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)
Lesson Length: 30  45 mins
Topic: Interpreting Graphs
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will learn the basic parts of a graph in English and use simple sentences to explain its features. Students will use the information from the graph to draw conclusions.
Know Before You Start: Students should have prior knowledge of graphs.
Hook:
 Read and discuss the sample comic. Ask students to share observations about the graph.
 What does the graph show?
 What conclusions can be made?
 Model saying: "I notice that each bar has a different sport. I notice that ____ has more than _____. The _____ category is less than _____. This information helps me compare the information about _______."
 After discussing the graph shown in the comic, you may choose to display and discuss other types of graphs, e.g., pie graph, bar graph, and/or line graph.
Activity:
 Have students create a twopanel comic showing two of the conclusions they made from the information in the sample comic.
 The conclusions should be written in the captions, e.g., "The kids love soccer WAY more than basketball."
Closure:
 Have students discuss with a partner why we interpret graphs and what they have learned about graphs.
 We interpret graphs to look for _______(information).
 I learned that graphs ______(help us to compare information).
Differentiation:
 Allow students to use the speechtotext feature.
 Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.

Provide sentence stems as needed.

Allow students to work with a peer model.
 Create a class graph on a new topic.
 Share the graph on your google classroom page.
 Show students how to save the image and upload it to Pixton as their background.
 Have students practice interpreting the chart by explaining it in their own comic.
Resources:

Comic to print or display: Comic.
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