Mon., Nov. 13 & 14, 2017

LITERACY – Shared Reading/Inferring

Shared reading a picture is a whole class (or small group) reading experience where the teacher  can model making inferences and predictions about a picture. Students follow up by making inferences and predictions from pictures after the modelling. We make these inferences by noticing what we see and applying our schema to make sense of it (we make sense of what we see/read by using our background knowledge and/or connections). Here are some pictures we used today! Very funny! When we can make inferences and compare what we see to our background knowledge we can experience HUMOUR !!! Lots of the humour in Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoons comes from his use of “anthropomorphization” of non-human animals (= giving non-human animals human characteristics & behaviour like human thought processes & biases, human posture, human clothing, human behaviour). We can use anthropomorphizing non-human living things in our own stories.

Example of using schema:. “Bears do not stand on their back legs for their regular standing posture & bears don’t show facial expression like humans do, so it is funny when the cartoon shows the bears standing up and one bear looking sheepish, while pointing the hunter to her friend”

We also tried to use our inferring skills in a high-level way by covering up the captions and predicting what a funny caption would be.


MATH – Patterning & Data Management

Now that we have a strong foundation for patterning – both recursive number patterns and Ttable patterns (input/output), we can graph our results.  Displaying data is another way to look at patterns.

This graph/data from yesterday has NO PATTERN. There is an upward trend, but we cannot accurately predict the height at age 9 or 10… no pattern.



Success criteria for line graphs

  1. I can use a ruler to create a neat and legible graph
  2. I can you choose the appropriate axis for my data (which axis is the first number? Which axis is the second number?)
  3.  I can choose the appropriate scale for the X axis and the appropriate scale for my y-axis
  4.  I can accurately plot coordinate points using the x axis and y axis
  5. I can use a ruler to connect the points (straight line or jagged line)
  6. I can predict future data (the next numbers) when there is a pattern in the graph

So far we are displaying ordered pairs from a T-table. Our next step will be to write them as ordered pairs inside brackets, eg (x, y). Student connection today! the game Battleship!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *