Reading Maps and Globes

Reading maps and globes is one thing, but reading a passage about maps and globes is another. Challenge your young cartographers to read and answer questions about different types of maps.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a study of reading maps and enhancing map skills
  • Incorporate into a career study of a cartographer
  • Instruct individuals to highlight their answers within the text
Classroom Considerations

  • The main passage is a Lexile® 610L reading level and intended for 3rd graders
  • Sign up for a free Newsela account to access the html versions of the reading passages and to take advantage of the online features the website has to offer
Pros

  • Passages are provided in three additional Lexile® levels as well as five different Lexile® Spanish editions
  • Includes graphics and images of maps and globes
Cons

  • No answer key is provided