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Reading a Map Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF, PowerPoint | 2 pages | Years: 2

Develop map skills with a map-reading worksheet.

It’s Time to Build Map Skills!

Resources for teaching map skills are abundant, but teachers often find it difficult to find engaging and exciting materials for early grades. Many fun projects, map games and map reading worksheets are reserved for the upper-year levels, but we’ve put together a resource to change that!

This worksheet will be sure to engage your young cartographers while building their knowledge of map skills and cardinal directions. Students will locate different objects on the map using cardinal directions with this resource.

This resource download includes:

  • Reading a Map Worksheet
  • Answer page for Easy Marking!

Through this activity, students will show the ability to use a map, legend and cardinal directions to locate objects on a map.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your geography and maths lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Provide read-aloud accommodations as needed, or pair students and have them complete the activity together.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge your fast finishers to expand their mapping skills by drawing a map of their home, school or neighbourhood and using cardinal directions to identify locations.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable PowerPoint or Google Slides version of this resource.

This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a Teach Starter collaborator.


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