Graphing is one of my favorite math subjects to teach!  My students and I spent two weeks tackling this topic, and in this post, I’ll give you ideas you might be able to use in your classroom, and links to my favorite resources to make graphing fun and interactive!
Before getting started, my students and I set a 2-week class goal stating “I can make and read graphs”.
I wrote this on our objectives board and it is what we referred back to every day during math time. (Doing this helps my students know WHAT we are doing, and WHY!)
 Our objectives whiteboard! (This picture wasn’t taken during our graphing weeks, however.)
First, we learned about a few types of graphs.  There are many types of graphs, but we stuck with bar graphs, tally graphs, pictographs, and pie graphs.  I hung up Primary Punch’s awesome graphing posters to help us remember the various types!

Grab Primary Punch’s FREE graphing posters by clicking the image below:
(pick and choose which ones you use).
Then, after reviewing the various types of graphs (because the kindergarten teachers at my school are rock stars and all my students still remembered most of them), we began reading them!
We used these free Data and Graphing Practice Sheets from ChilliMath on Teachers Pay Teachers to practice reading graphs and answering questions about them.  We did most of this as a whole group, but I also pulled groups of students to my guided reading table to do them in a math-workshop way!  I let students do a few of the easier ones independently, but only after they had done some with teacher help.
Here are 2 of the 7 practice sheets: