Simple but Effective

For this post I looked high and low for a great infographic to use in a future lesson. I focused on trying to find something new I haven’t seen before. I searched solar systems, extreme weather, communities….and a few more. After searching for a little while I came up with nothing. Not many of the infographics I was finding out there would work at a grade 3 level, let alone relate to one of my units.

courtesy of https://schenkgr4.blogspot.ae/

courtesy of https://schenkgr4.blogspot.ae/

I got to thinking about literacy and finding something that may work in a language arts lesson. The first idea I got was to feature a very simple, but effective, infographic I have been using for a few years now to communicate the benefits of reading at home. It wasn’t the fanciest…and is barely¬†an infographic….but it was a visual representation of data so it fit the bill.

I have used this at the beginning of the year to help students understand why reading at home is important. I also use it on parents night to let them know that they need to get involved and keep their children involved in reading at least 20 minutes a night at home.

After finding this infographic I decided to look further and see if their was something else out there that might be a little more updated. I was lucky to find the below infographic; a more visually appealing and modern version of the same idea.

courtesy of April Greer on Behance

courtesy of April Greer on Behance

This version has more icons and visual representations of the data. It would be a wonderful addition to a lesson introducing the importance of reading at home. It could also be used cross-curricular to connect to a math lesson on data collection. Students could tally up the minutes they read each week and make their own similar infographic using icons of their choice. Since I am in a PYP school, and we focus on inquiry, I can’t help but like the questions at the bottom. They force the viewer to look at their reading habits, or their child’s reading habits critically. In the future I will continue to use this idea at the beginning, and throughout the year, but I might take a program like piktochart or Easi.ly and take my own crack at it.

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