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13 Great Read Alouds for Teaching Map Skills to Kindergarten Kids

Teaching map skills to young students may seem daunting especially when you think about the difficult terms and vocabulary. I find it very helpful to use stories which help students to visualize the concepts and bring a fun and interesting spin to the content. In a recent search, I found these titles that can assist both you and your students when teaching map skills to young students.

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These are a few of the many titles that are great for teaching young children about maps and globes.

How To Teach Inference Using Picture Prompts

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Making inferences is a higher-order thinking skill that may seem difficult for many students. However, my purpose today is to show you how easy it can be taught and how much fun your students can have by using their power of observation. Essentially, students learn best when they are given "real-world" examples to make inferences.

What is an inference? An inference is an educated guess or a conclusion about what is happening that is drawn from evidence and reasoning. The viewer or reader uses his knowledge and information come up with one or more possible reasons for a particular event. In many cases, the conclusion may not be accurate, however,  the power of reasoning can be used convincingly. For example, take a look at picture A.

OBSERVATION: The rose is wet.  POSSIBLE INFERENCES: (1)Rain fell.                                                   (2) It is morning dew.                                                   (3) The sprinkler was on…