Using Topographic Maps
From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?
Want to know just how tall Mount Everest is? Or what the city of Denver’s elevation is? Then look at a topographic map! These maps use lines to show the height and shape of Earth’s surface. But how do you read the lines? And what other features do these maps have? Read on to learn the ins and outs of topographic maps!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Searchlight Books ™|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Reading Counts! Level||6.3|
|BISACS||JNF051180, JNF048020, JNF038000|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||182736|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“A recommended series to help students appreciate the language and importance of maps.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Tracy Nelson Maurer
Tracy Nelson Maurer has published more than 100 titles for children and young adults, including many nonfiction books for schools and libraries. Tracy holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and lives with her family near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Find her on Facebook or Twitter, or at TracyMaurerWriter.com.
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Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?
Introduce intermediate and upper-elementary readers to all kinds of maps, from political and topographic to climate and economic maps—even maps on a GPS! Each chapter deals with a specific topic related to maps, and informative captions encourage readers to… View available downloads →