86. Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
Topics: geography, maps, globes, location
Habits of Mind: creating-imagining-innovating
My Thoughts: Every other Thursday someone covers my class while I co-plan with another teacher. On that day, it’s very difficult for me to tuck in a read aloud without cutting another subject. To solve this problem I plan to do a Social Studies read aloud connected to our current unit of study. We’re currently in a Map and Geography unit. By the end of the unit we expect students to be able to find themselves on any kind of map. I thought I would never find a decent read aloud to support this study. I was wrong. Me on the Map is a cute introduction to map reading. It’s simple, but it shows reminds students that maps tell the reader where they are. If you have access to a projector (or a computer lab) I highly recommend pairing this read aloud with an exploration of Google Earth.