Trying to keep your students entertained, yet learning, the week before the holiday break? Select a popular holiday song and have students brainstorm a list of holiday words they would be likely to hear in the song. Each student select 5 words and writes them in their tally chart. As you play the song, students tally the number of times their words are sung. Use the tally chart to create a bar graph.
To enrich the activity, create small group charts, or even a whole class tally and graph.