The best tool to get you where you're going is a map. Learn how maps can help you find your way.
Children's Literature - Natalie GurrWhat exactly is a map? Why are maps important and what are they used for? Students will find answers to these and other questions about maps in this fun new series. Young readers can learn about all the ways maps help organize information and keep people from getting lost. Key vocabulary words, such as route, compass, and GPS, are seamlessly eased into the text. Difficult words can be found in a simple glossary at the back. Students can practice using context clues and features of nonfiction texts. A brief overview of how maps have changed throughout history is presented visually and through text. Big, bright pictures and photographs illustrate different types of maps and how they are used. Map features are highlighted and deftly explained in beginning reader language. 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 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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