Instead of using surveys this year to get to know your students, try incorporating glyphs into your classroom! Glyphs are pictorial forms of data collection. This glyph is a fun way in which to connect math and art while learning about your students as writers!
Students color and draw on their glyph according to the directions on the direction page. Then, students are able to read the glyphs and collect data about the topics for the glyph. This glyph is focused on writing attitudes and preferences and includes three different images to use - monster, boy writing, and girl writing.
Once glyphs are completed, students should find ways to display the class data - bar graphs, pie graphs, pictographs, tables, etc.... I like to assign groups to one specific data set. For easy data collection and a cute display, hang up all glyphs on a bulletin board. I have a product for sale called "Graphing and Displaying Data: Graphs, Tables, and Line Plots
" that include tons of blank graph templates to use with glyphs.
Another activity would be to write facts from the glyphs. On sentence strips. For example,
About half of the class loves to write.
18/25 students love to write stories.
Lastly, this is a good way for students to introduce each other to the class! They have to use the glyph to figure out information about their partner.
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