Maps and Globes
: Are you learning about Maps and Globes in your classroom? If so, your students will enjoy this fun 'fact find' word search! If your students are like mine, they love these puzzles.
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FREE Fact Find Extension Activity List
I have marked this for grades 4-5, but some third graders might be able to use it, as well.
For this 'fact find' word search, the facts are actually definitions, which makes it perfect for a review.
This many not cover all of the facts about maps and globes that you study in class, so please see the list below to make sure this will work for you.
This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words. It includes facts about Maps and Globes that your students will enjoy reading. I call it a 'fact find'. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle. For example, one sentences says, "Physical maps show land, water, mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, and other formations." The words 'physical maps' are underlined and those are the words they will find.
In this Maps and Globes themed word search puzzle, words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words diagonally and backwards, and because they will practice reading skills.
I use word searches to introduce concepts or vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work. They are also great to use in writing. Perfect for a sub, too.
There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'.
One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity. Have them take the facts from the puzzle and turn them into a paragraph, changing out some of the words to make it their own. Use it as a reading homework assignment,too. Parents can work with their child to find the words. It's also perfect for a study guide or to use as a review before state testing. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.
The Maps and Globes themed words included in the word search are:
FACT FINDS you will like:
Maps and Globes
December and Christmas
Non-Fiction Text Structure
Candy Canes and Christmas Cards
New Year's and January
Winter and Snow
Martin Luther King, Jr.
100th Day of School
Nonfiction Text Features
Black History Month
St. Patrick's DayWomen's History
March and Spring
Pie in America (incorporate into Pi Day)
Cinco de Mayo
Back to School
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