Reading Maps, Texts & Invitations | Life Skills | Literal Comprehension | Locating Information | Finding Facts | Functional Skills Practice | Special Education
Everyday life has many different kinds of reading challenges. These books includes examples of three each: maps, texts, and invitations.
Maps: Screenshots of Google maps are used to show real examples of the types of maps that students might encounter. A directional symbol is shown next to each map. One of the keys to understanding how to use a map is understanding this symbol. The answers to some of the questions are directional. i.e. “It’s located in the northwest corner.” Students should also be familiar with basic map symbols so they know the difference between freeways, highways, roads, and streets.
Texts: Examples of texts are conversational and include common text abbreviations, as well as a casual use of grammar and punctuation.
Invitations: Realistic invitations give students practice interpreting the relevant “who, what, where, when” details for a variety of events.
Level 1 and 2 questions refer students back to the maps, texts, and invitations to find the answers. Comprehension skills include locating information and finding facts.
• An Oregon/Washington border map
• A map showing Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport