This glyph is an excellent activity for reading and following directions, and requires problem solving, communication, and data organization. This glyph has the children coloring or putting different items in a school yard. Students are to finish the back to school glyph using the nine categories listed below.
1) Draw a road to the school (girl or a boy?)
2) Trees (age?)
3) Flowers (pets or no pets?)
4) How did you get to school today?(transportation)
5) School Yard (what do you like to do best?)
6) The Sky (what grade are you in?)
7) School Flag (prefer outside or inside?)
8) Name (number of letters in first name)
9) School House (prefer books or T.V.?)
Examples of the first three categories can be viewed on the preview version of the handout. So that each student has the same picture to begin with, a printable outline is provided on page five of this activity.
Reading the completed glyph and interpreting the information represented is a skill that requires deeper thinking by the student. Students must be able to analyze the information presented in visual form. A glyph such as this one is very appropriate to use in the CCSS data management strand of math.
The activity can be easily adapted for first grade or kindergarten by reading the directions to the children.
If you like this glyph, you also may want to purchase:
Turkey Glyph with Questions
Snowman Glyph with Questions
Groundhog Day Glyph with Questions
Pot of Gold Glyph
Bunny Glyph for Spring or Easter
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Bundle of Glyph - Gathering Data and Following Directions