Compass Roses and Directions

Compass Roses and Directions

by Jennifer M. Besel

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Grab a map, and point yourself in the right direction! Learn how to get from here to there using a map and compass.


Grab a map, and point yourself in the right direction! Learn how to get from here to there using a map and compass.

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Children's Literature - Natalie Gurr
Getting lost is no fun at all! Luckily, maps are there to save the day. Young readers will easily learn what a compass rose is and how to understand directions on a map. Key vocabulary words, such as cardinal directions and compass, are seamlessly used and defined in the text. Difficult words can also be found in a simple glossary at the back. Students can practice using context clues and features of nonfiction texts. Large, clear photographs demonstrate children using maps and provide great visuals for teaching map skills. Other titles in this map series include, Compass Roses and Directions, Map Scales, Symbols and Keys, and What is a Map? All the books follow the same uncluttered format and will help any parent or educator teach their young children how to read and understand different types of maps. Common Core connections are provided at the end of every book. Reviewer: Natalie Gurr; Ages 5 to 7.

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Capstone Press
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5.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.10(d)
NC620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.

Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.

Jennifer Besel has the best job in the world—writing and editing books for kids! Her book The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books was a 2011 notable book from the National Council for the Social Studies, the Children's Book Council, and the TriState Young Adult Review Committee. It was also a 2010 VOYA honor book. Jen reads, writes, and plays in Mankato, Minnesota, with her husband and two sons.

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