This series of activities can be used as an introduction to mapping for grades K-2. This series can be used as a stand-alone topic or as an introduction or extension to other activities. Students will use Me on the Map as an anchor text in order to create their own version of the book, using their school instead of their home.
As you read, you can ask students for examples from their own homes, or from their school. Using the school as the setting may prevent students from feeling uncomfortable about sharing details concerning their homes, especially if students may not have a home to reference.
Based on class needs, the book can be read as a whole class read-aloud, in small groups (with or without teacher guidance), or individually. The following activities can be done by first reading the book, then creating a list of features, then drawing the map. An alternative would be to read the book and create the feature list, and then draw all of the maps.