This PowerPoint file is to be used with the read aloud book The Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen. It is a great book that introduces the stock market (I use this PowerPoint file in whole group and print off slides to take for a grade). Some we do together and some we will just give as a pop quiz unannounced.
I take the book a step farther and make an entire stock market, portfolio, line graph unit. Students purchase a stock of their choice with $10,000 (the remaining balance goes into a low risk savings account guaranteed to make interest). After 5 days of tracking real time growth or decline, students re-evaluate their portfolio and graph the stock's progress over the course of 5 days. I have this lesson available for purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers. It's called the Stock Market Project. The kids LOVE IT as it is very real and practical!