Writing: W.4.2; W.5.2
Provide each student with a sheet of graph paper and instruct her to draw a map that shows the route she takes from school to her home each day. Have her include icons and a map key to represent the school, her home, and any main landmarks along the way. Next, have the student write an expository essay describing how to get to her house from school. Once the essay is completed, project the child’s map and use your finger or a pencil to carefully trace the route as she reads her directions aloud to the class.
Home school parents could modify this assignment by asking students to mark the route to their friends house or the park.