Here are 3 Activities for Reading - Interpreting - Representing Information on Bar Graphs. They are great for improving students’ study skills and for standardized test preparation.
Bar graphs show information in bars: how things compare to each other, how much or how many. With this product students compare the lengths of the bars to see how much something changed over a period of time They must think of titles to tell what the graphs are about. The labels at the bottom of the graphs tell them how much (horizontal axis). The labels on the left side tell them when (vertical axis). The length of the bars tells them amounts at that time. From the graphs students answer twelve questions. Then they are challenged to organize information in a logical way and show numerical information on bar graphs. These activities lend themselves to differentiated instruction because some students will only be able to label graphs and answer questions about them, while others will be able to create bar graphs showing information.
The activities provide reading and math study skill reinforcement and effective test preparation. Check out my similar lessons: “Study Skills: Read & Make a Table (Chart)” and “Study Skills: Read & Make a Circle Graph” listings. Coming soon will be a similar product for line graphs. As always, priced low enough for you to collect a whole set!