Literature Connection:
What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? By Robert E. Wells
Mathematical Strand:
Data and Probability
Topic:
Students will be able to read a graph, perform mathematical calculations, and display information in a new graph
Grade Level:
68 (SPED)
Lesson Created by:
Natasha Kelly, Fort Riley Middle School, Fort Riley, Kansas
Lesson Description
1. Launching the lesson:
 Tell students to pay attention to detail and sequence of events. I tell my classes if they can remember without me looking in the book then each student gets a piece of candy. Then read the book. Hand out the graphic organizer (I used a train with railroad in front.) and have the students complete the title and author. Then have them fill in the animals/object in order and their speed.
2. Closure/Discussion/Elaboration:
 Afterwards, discuss the graph at the end of the book. Have students take the data on their graphic organizer and create a graph showing the distance each item would go in 1 minute or any increment of time. Encourage them to be creative with their graphs.
