- Have students write 3 clues about the state from the book. You can either use the form below or use notecards.
- It is helpful if you model how to do this. Example: Read the book – Dancing with Manatees
- Clue #1: The setting for Dancing with Manatees was set in a state along the coast of the United States.
- Clue #2: The Crystal River flowed into the Gulf of Mexico.
- Clue #3: Manatees live in warm places.
- What state was setting of this book? (Answer: Florida)
- Turn in notecards / papers to you.
- Have each group sit around a map. You can either use a poster sized one like the one in the picture or click HERE for one you can download.
- I made game pieces from foam marshmallow shapes with a sticker on top. (Click below)
- I used different colored stars so I could see how the team answered each question. Example: I would draw a red star next to the first question (notecard/paper) that I asked my class, green star on the second question, purple star on the third question, etc.
- If you use the downloaded map, students can draw different colored stars.
- After asking all of the question, go around and check their answers on the map. The group with the most correct answers wins.
Students take ownership by writing the questions and answers. You can see what they learned when they worked with their region’s group. Working collaboratively to answer the questions will strengthen their team work skills.
Looking for more tips? Check out my Pinterest board that has more links to book lists, map games, and more books set in different states.. Click on the picture below.