*Learning Focus: Creating a bar graph from data*
During our
whole class focus, students spread out into a circle and began to create a
large bar graph in the middle of the circle. All the labels for the graph were
pre-written by the teacher and students had to take turns placing all the
labels onto the graph.

The EAL
strategy used is called

**Matching and Labelling.**This activity caters to EAL students in your class as it scaffolds the task for them. Instead of giving students a blank canvas to create a graph, students are given the labels to assist them in beginning to create their graph. This also allows teachers to observe students understanding of how data is displayed on a graph (ex. what information goes on what axis). Also, by allowing students to work in a mixed ability group, EAL students get a chance to observe 5 star work and input their own opinions and ideas without feeling intimidated to get the wrong answer.
Although this
was an EAL strategy that I used, all students were focussed and thoroughly
enjoyed the activity. This maths activity was

**SO**engaging for the students as they did not want to stop. One student asked if we can do this every day.
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