In this lesson plan, students will learn how to organize data into line plots. They’ll also learn how to analyze and answer questions about line plots. And by the end of the lesson, they’ll know when to use a line plot instead of other graphic information organizers.
First, students will learn how to create a line plot. They’ll need to include a title, labels, and keys. Then, they’ll learn how to interpret line plots. They’ll answer questions like: What does the slope of the line represent? What do the data points represent? How can you use a line plot to compare two sets of data?
Next, students will learn when to use a line plot instead of other graphic information organizers. They’ll need to compare and contrast line plots with other types of graphs, like bar charts and pictographs. Finally, they’ll apply what they’ve learned by creating their own line plots.