Me On the Map
Lesson Objective
After reading Joan Sweeney's book "Me On the Map", the student will create a map of their bedroom and of their house.
Background Information for Teacher
The student should have a basic background on the purpose of maps.
Student Prior Knowledge
Me On the Map
by Joan Sweeney (Step 1)
pencils and crayons
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Ask: “What are maps used for? Where have you seen maps?”
Read Me On the Map
. As you read/watch this story, ask questions to relate the importance of the book to the student. Emphasize
that the book starts with a room and eventually covers a wider view of maps. Compare this to a bird. A bird can see a lot more than a
person can. Maps can be used to locate information in a small area or a large area.
Show the student a community map.
Pass out a piece of blank paper.
Tell the student to lightly sketch with a pencil a map of their bedroom. Have the student draw a key in the corner with symbols of the
most important things in their bedroom. Emphasize that this is what their bedroom mostly looks like, and that the only information
needed on the map is the important areas of their room. For example, the student doesn’t need to draw his dirty sock on the floor.
Provide another piece of blank paper. Have the student draw a map of their house. As they draw their house, ask them if someone
new in their house would be able to use this map to locate important information.
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Extra Practice Worksheet- Challenge
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
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