The standard level class I had today did a nice job creating their own graphing stories. I introduced it yesterday and I was a bit concerned that it the idea was too abstract. It turned out they needed more time. Revisiting it today paid off.
Here are a few examples the students created. I asked them to try to do three different types of graphs. This particular class had better results with coming up with ideas that showed a positive relationship.
With the time remaining the students reviewed the 8 mathematical practices using a jigsaw approach. Each of the eight groups was assigned a mathematical practice to explain and share with the class. It really helped to jog their memory because few could remember that the teachers referred to them often last year.