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English Language Arts on Maps101

Posted on October 31 2021

English Language Arts on Maps101

Dear Educator,

This week, we are looking specifically at how Maps101 enhances ELA classrooms. Of course, if you are not specifically an ELA teacher, you can still use these ideas to tie your subject area into reading, given that reading skills are required to acquire knowledge in any subject area. Use the first link provided to access all of the ELA Resources. Below this link are specific examples for you to get a sampling of the variety of content available with your subscription to Maps101.

ELA Resources

On the main toolbar of Maps101 Next Generation, search under Subjects to find English Language Arts. There, you will see a wide variety of resources for the ELA classroom. Maps101 includes elementary worksheets, GeoInquiry activities that combine ELA with maps, reading workbooks, and more. We also have our weekly Geography News Network article that is always appropriate for ELA classrooms to practice reading skills. Use the link below to access the ELA collection in Maps101!

EXPLORE THE RESOURCES
Geography News Network

This GNN article on Henry David Thoreau is a triple-treat! It is a biography. (We have many of those for your classroom.) It is an original, exclusive article that was written for students at their level. (middle school/high school) AND, he was an important author, as you of course know. We HAD to use this GNN example this week as we highlight ELA content!

READ THE ARTICLE
Elementary Worksheets

Early learners benefit from worksheets in the class and at home. We have a collection of worksheets for K-5 that helps these students learn basic phonetic sounds, compound words, parts of speech, and leveled worksheets for skills such as sequencing and classifying. With Maps101, you even have worksheets available at your fingertips without having to create them yourself.

VIEW THE WORKSHEET
GeoInquiry

In partnership with Esri, your subscription to Maps101 includes numerous GeoInquiries written for ELA classrooms that connect famous authors or works of literature that are paired with a map. Each GeoInquiry activity asks students follow a step-by-step process of inquiry that includes asking questions, acquiring knowledge, exploring content, and analyzing, which then leads them to an action. Take a look at this sample GeoInquiry based on The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

VIEW THE GEOINQUIRY
Map

Of course, we also have a huge collection of maps. In the ELA classroom, maps help students become oriented to locations and settings. They provide information about the events and time period in which a novel was written. They help ground the content and provide context. This map illustrates that fairy tales are prevalent all over the world. Students may not realize this. With a map, students can expand their understanding of the world.

VIEW THE MAP

These are only a few of the examples of resources on Maps101 that are especially well suited to the ELA classroom. With your subscription and the search bar, you can unlock a world of content!

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