A glyph is a chart that shares specific information. Short for hieroglyphic, a glyph is a type of picture writing that conveys information. Glyphs are made by collecting data and developing a legend. Components of the final picture express specific information or ideas. The legend highlights the meaning of each feature found on the glyph. The idea is that the final picture tells a simple story about the individual who created it.
The information complied from the data can be used in a variety of ways. It can be graphed, it can serve as conversation or story starters. It can be displayed to help create a responsive environment. Children can discuss this information in pairs or small groups. Glyphs are great for team building activities, interpreting data, icebreakers and/or time fillers. Students love using the legend to analyze their peers!! Here is an easy to use *freebie. This is perfect for a "snowy day" activity! Save it to your toolbox and share with your colleagues : )