I was a little nervous to teach about interpreting graphs in Algebra 1. However, it went really well and it was kind of fun!
First, I made this giant foldable. I made it on legal paper, so it took the entire page of my student’s notebooks. I'm really starting to love legal paper, ya’ll. A half sheet of legal paper takes up the entire notebook page (nicely!). Anyway, I used bubble letters for students to color in the emphasized words. My students had a hard time deciding when to use a curve versus a line.
When we finished the foldable, I had my students each write a story. Then, they traded with their partners and drew a graph that went with their partner’s story. Next they drew a graph and their partner had to come up with a story that matched the graph. We did a few rounds of this until the end of the class period.