# Line Plots Lesson Plan: Measurement and Data

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Line Plots**, and supports the standard of making a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Ask students:

*How might we figure out how many students in our class are the same height?**What are some different ways we might collect and display this data?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read the description on the
**Line Plots topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Assign the **Line Plots Quiz**, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about line plots while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Produce a tutorial that explains how visualizing data can help you solve problems.**Make-a-Map**: Create a concept map identifying the steps to creating a line plot.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem that involves data from a line plot. Challenge a classmate to solve it.

**More to Explore **

**Related BrainPOP Topics**: Deepen understanding of measurement and data with these topics: **Graphs**, **Coordinate Plane**, and **Bar Graphs**.

**Teacher Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview**: Video tutorial showing how Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Learning Activities Modifications**: Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**Learning Activities Support**: Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.