This crossword puzzle provides practice with map skills words and their definitions.
Your students will solve the crossword puzzle using the clues provided; all answers are listed in the word box. Domain specific words and phrases include cardinal, compass rose, continents, equator, globe, intermediate, hemispheres, landforms, map key, North Pole, oceans, poles, scale, and South Pole.
I have my students do this activity as part of their preparation for our map skills unit test. It would also be perfect for a literacy center, morning work, or sub tub.
This activity supports mastery of the following Third Grade Common Core Literacy Standards:
** RI.3.4 - Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
** RI.3.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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