A glyph is a symbol that conveys information non-verbally, and reading a glyph and interpreting the information is a skill that requires problem solving and critical thinking. Glyphs may be used in many ways to get to know more about students. They are extremely useful for students who do not possess the skill to write long, complex explanations. Students must be able to analyze the information presented in visual form. In other words, a glyph is a way to collect, display and analyze data. They are very appropriate to use in the CCSS data management strand of math (it’s actually a type of graph) as well as a getting-to- know-you type of activity.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.C.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
This 40 page resource is a Glyph Bundle. Six different glyphs for several holidays and/or seasons are represented and are sold separately on TPT. By purchasing the Glyph Bundle, you not only save money, but it is comparable to receiving two glyphs for FREE. The Table of Contents is seen below.
Introduction to Glyphs
A Living Glyph
Example of a Glyph Activity (for Gathering Personal Information)
Back to School Glyph
Groundhog Day Glyph
Pot of Gold Glyph
Each of the six glyphs contains a common blackline so that each student begins with the same picture. When a completed glyph is part of the activity, an answer key is included.
Several of the glyphs are appropriate for kindergarten if the teacher reads the instructions to the students.
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