Reporting on Favorites with Easi-Speak™

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  • Skills: Listening, Speaking, Gathering and Recording Data
  • Grades: 2-3
  • Grouping: Pairs
  • Time: 10-15 Minutes
  • Materials: Easi-Speak™

Try It!


  1. Give pairs of students Easi-Speak and the attached recording sheet. Demonstrate how to poll students with Easi-Speak.
  2. Guide

  3. Have students work in pairs to collect data from their classmates. Allow children to use their own question to poll students and gather data or suggest a question such as, What is your favorite flavor of ice cream, vanilla, chocolate, or other? Include three categories for data collection.
  4. One student is the Reporter. Have students go around the classroom and ask their question to five students. The reporter asks the question and records the response with Easi-Speak.
  5. After the data is collected, have students listen to the recording together. Ask students if they can interpret the data they collected by listening to the recording.
  6. Since it may be challenging for students to interpret data from the audio recording only, have students create a tally chart using the attached sheet to show the results. The second student fills in the sheet. Reinforce for students why a data chart or table is used to help interpret information that is gathered.
  7. Assess

  8. Use the recording and chart to assess if students are able to gather, record, and interpret results.
  9. Extend

  10. If students are proficient with creating a tally chart, have them create a bar graph or table to display the results.