Me on the Map By Joan Sweeney Illustrated by Annette Cable
Author: Joan Sweeney • Joan Sweeney grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She used to spend Saturday mornings taking free art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Now she lives in Evanston, Illinois. She has written many more books since she first wrote Me on the Map. • Joan Sweeney wrote her first book when she was six years old! It was called Penguin Island. Her father bought the only copy for a nickel. • She has worked as a reporter for a newspaper. When she was a little girl, she wanted to be just like Brenda Starr. Brenda Starr was a reporter in a comic strip that Joan Sweeney loved to read.
Meet the IllustratorAnnette Cable • Annette Cable works with different authors to illustrate their books. • She has also drawn pictures for other books by Joan Sweeney. • She has illustrated a book about time, a book about space, and a book about family trees!
Pop Quiz • What does the author do? • He or she writes the stories. • What does the illustrator do? • He or she draws the pictures. Click on speaker!
Genre - “Me on the Map” • Look for: • A character who shares information. • Information about maps. Nonfiction In nonfiction, an author sometimes uses a character to give information.
Glossary Time • Put your reading book on your desk. • Open your book to the glossary.(The glossary is on page 256 in the back of your reading book.) • When you see the word “Glossary,” get ready to find the word.
country Country country - a large piece of land; nation The name of our country is the United States of America. 2
Earth - third planet from the sun earth Earth A Glossary Word • This is a picture of Earth from out in space. 1
Special special • Special - better than normal A Glossary Word It takes a special spaceship to go to the moon. 3
over Over over - across; on A Glossary Word The cow jumped over the moon. 4
town Town Town - a small city A Glossary Word Wee Willie Winkie ran through the town. 5
world World • world - Earth The children made a circle around the world. 5
Vocabulary Review • Say the words. • Read the sentence. • Fill in the blank.
The hot air balloons are high _______ the town. • special • country • Earth • world • town • over
special Earth world over country town George Washington is the father of our _________.
over Earth town country world special The river runs through the ______.
country world over Earth special town We live on the planet _______.
Earth world over town special country This globe is a model of the _____.
country Earth special over town world Today is a _______ day.
Over ____ Earth ____ town ____ country ____ world ____ special ____ Match the words to its meaning. A. a large piece of land; nation B. third planet from the sun C. better than normal D. across; on E. a small city F. Earth D B E A F C
Say the Sight Words • over • very • house • which • Earth • world • country • special • town • these • those • upon
New words in the story: “Me on the Map” • house • street • state • United • States • America • country • would • everybody • special • pictures • countries • flat • giant • unroll • place • find • world • think
Enjoy your story. The End Anne Miller
Web Links You should be able to click on these sites and go to them by pointing and clicking. • Fill in the Blanks to use on Smartboard • Classify/Categories and I and Me • Test Tutor • Using I and Me • Vocabulary Drill • Me On the Map 1 • Me On the Map 2 • Creative Writing • Read Write Think Postcard Generator • BBC - Words and Pictures - Write a Postcard • Other Activities • My Town • Community Map - print out (pdf file) • U.S. Outline Maps - printouts
Phonics on the Web Long a/ Skills • Jake's Tale • Make a Word Then Add Silent e • Long a • Ice-cream Cake Poem • Long ā Search • Long Vowels 1 • Long Vowels 2 • Story It Magnets Long a